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Transforming Impossible into Possible

​White Supremacy CultureHi there, First Unitarian. So…  Until recently, I had planned this, my last Ploughshare article, to be, if not a completely fluffy, sentimental and affectionate goodbye, at least a bit lighter… a bit airier…   And make no mistake – I will miss you all greatly, and I hope you know that of course I […]

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White Supremacy Culture

​White Supremacy CultureWhen I was about 13, I went to lunch with my dad.  I don’t remember where it was, exactly; I don’t think it was anywhere we’d been before – just one of many small restaurants near where he was living in Bardonia, NY, about half an hour north and east of New York […]

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Love, Justice, and Connection

Love, Justice, and ConnectionGreetings, beloveds!  How do I even begin?How about here:  I am SO PROUD OF US.  In the last few weeks of what has been a jarring transition to a disorienting new normal, this community has come together, even as we are physically isolating.The Caring Committee and Karen have been crafting ways to […]

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Finding Common Ground

​Finding Common Ground​by ​Jen ​Simon, Ministerial InternThis month at First Unitarian, we enter into the theme of common ground.  Theological common ground has been on my mind a lot of late, as Connections and FUSE discuss how best to extend our welcome to as many – and as diverse – a spectrum of people and […]

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