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We are a vibrant and lively congregation of people of all backgrounds and ageswho worship together in a beautiful 19th century church on St. Stephens Green in the centre of Dublin city in Ireland. This podcast is a collection (updated weekly) of addresses from our weekly Sunday services. There are separate podcasts for Moments of Reflection and the Children's Story. Search for Dublin Unitarian Church.
 
Arlington Street Church, Unitarian Universalist, gathers in love and service for justice and peace. Since 1729, we've followed the path of our progressive spiritual roots. The sermon podcast from Arlington Street Church delivers our weekly sermon to listeners around the world. Visit us online for the text of each sermon---and many others---as well as extensive information about our congregation.
 
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco Sunday worship service. Home of liberal spirituality for over 150 years, the Society welcomes people of all racial and religious backgrounds. Our Congregation includes gay, straight, transgendered, and questioning people. More information is available at www.uusf.org.
 
We are a vibrant and lively congregation of people of all backgrounds and ages who worship together in a beautiful 19th century church on St. Stephens Green in the centre of Dublin city. This podcast is a collection (updated weekly) of recordings of Moments of Reflection (prayers, introductory words etc) from our weekly Sunday services. There are separate podcasts for the Children's Story and the Address. Search for Dublin Unitarian Church.
 
Weekly podcasts of sermons delivered at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin. Our minister is Rev. Meg Barnhouse. Together we nourish souls, transform lives, and do justice to build the Beloved Community. We are an inclusive liberal religious and spiritual community. We support each individual's search for meaning and purpose and join together to help create a world filled with compassion and love. All are welcome without the distinction of race, class, gender, sexual orientation or ...
 
Sunday service recordings from the UU Church of Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (UUCUC). Unitarian Universalism is a progressive, liberal religion that embraces theological diversity. Unitarian Universalist congregations include atheists, agnostics, and believers, and do not share a creed, but are unified by a shared search for truth and meaning in our lives. The roots of Unitarian Universalism are in liberal Christianity, specifically Unitarianism and Christian Universalism. From these tradition ...
 
Podcasts from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (UUCPA). At UUCPA, we come together to support one another in our continuing commitment to a free and loving search for spiritual meaning and to the expression of that meaning in our community and in our lives. For more information visit www.uucpa.org.
 
We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace. We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything. Visit us at https://www.uuman.org
 
Autism is my super blessing! I'm a high-school valedictorian, college graduate, world traveler, disability advocate. I'm a Unitarian Universalist. I'm a Progressive Liberal. I'm about equal rights, human rights, civil & political rights, & economic, social, &cultural rights. I do servant leadership, boundless optimism, & Oneness/Wholeness. I'm good naked & unashamed! I love positive personhood, love your neighbor as yourself, and do no harm! I'm also appropriately inappropriate! My self-rati ...
 
Welcome to “Making Footprints not Blueprints”, a regular podcast about matters philosophical and religious. My name is Andrew James Brown and, despite being myself an atheistically inclined free-thinker, I’m also the minister to the Unitarian Church in the city of Cambridge, UK.The title of this podcast is borrowed from the philosopher Herbert Fingarette (1921-2018) who, in his book, “The Self in Transformation” (Basic Books, New York 1963), offered us studies that were “outcomes rather than ...
 
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Part two of our 2021 series on Living our UU Principles. This week we hear from Blanche Williams on our first principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person. With a background in literature, music, and information sciences, Blanche Williams earned a doctorate in psychology from the liberally-minded George Peabody College of Vanderbilt Un…
 
UUMAN's new Director of Religious Exploration recently got diagnosed with ADHD. In this service, she will mark this amazing moment as well as talk about the difference it makes in her life and how she had all of the skills/tools needed to use her ADHD brain but was working with the wrong operating manual, so to speak. The Unitarian Universalist Met…
 
Most Americans mistakenly think that slavery is a thing of the past--something that was done away with here in the United States, and generally in most of the western world, in the middle of the 19th century. Of course, many of us are aware that slavery still exists in other countries, but are we paying attention to how we ourselves are supporting …
 
Today’s sermon will encourage reflection upon the history and sacred aspects of drag. Sister Plush has been a fully professed member of the San Francisco Order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for seven years. Her ministry focuses on Queer and Trans young adults, encouraging ... read more.By Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
 
"Relinquishment" (July 11, 2021) Worship Service As many of you know, John was Senior Minister at UUSF from 2014 until his retirement in 2017. He had earlier been President of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, 1993-2001, among other posts in religious leadership. He first began pondering relinquishment as he gave up thousands…
 
Assistant Minister Rev. Chris Jimmerson's sermon delivered on July 4, 2021. For over a year and a half, we have all been on an often challenging journey together, but we are still here as a religious community. As we contemplate an upcoming return to in-person church activities, our journey will change course again. What might we need to consider t…
 
"I’ve spent the years since transitioning out of the industry coming to terms with the complicated sexual experiences I’ve had in my lifetime. Now, it seems women who haven’t traded sex for cash have begun to engage in a similar reckoning: from the #metoo movement and Harvey Weinstein to the New Yorker short story, Cat Person, and the much-read (an…
 
"Prostitutes. Do they revolt you? In Revolting Prostitutes, a new book published by Verso, sex worker activists Juno Mac and Molly Smith ask why sex work elicits such polarized views. “Sex work is the vault in which society stores some of its keenest fears and anxieties,” write Mac and Smith. They argue that many non-sex-worker feminists, whose liv…
 
"There are many well-known and documented factors that coalesce causing HIV/AIDS to persist. These factors we as a society created. "I've only walked out on a couple of bookings," Karma said. "One, because the client repeatedly tried to kiss me on the mouth despite not paying the additional fee. Another because he was just really rude and disrespec…
 
"Sex workers aren’t always a part of the conversation about police brutality, but they should be. Police regularly target, harass, and assault sex workers or people they think are sex workers, such as trans women of color. The police usually get away with the abuse because sex workers fear being arrested if they report. If we lived in a world that …
 
"The Wolfenden Committee Report (1957), which informed the debate in the United Kingdom, states: [the function of the criminal law is] to preserve public order and decency, to protect the citizen from what is injurious or offensive and to provide safeguards against the exploitation and corruption of others, ... It is not, in our view, the function …
 
"Negative effects of criminalization Health [edit] According to the World Health Organization (WHO), sex workers are considered one of the key populations at risk for HIV infection,[29] and sex workers who inject drugs are at even more risk due to unprotected sex, syringe sharing, alcohol or drug dependence, and violence.[30] Stigma, poverty, and e…
 
"BYRON HURT: One of the best things I’ve ever been able to do in my life was to throw a football. I was nice with mine. Before games I would listen to hip-hop to get psyched up. LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out” usually got me ready to play. I grew up like a typical boy in America. I was a star high school and college quarterback, a ladies’ man…
 
I despise the brokenness in families and society's callous attitudes towards disenfranchised communities! "A male ally actively supports gender equity at work and in life. He recognizes the challenges and biases that women continue to face, and takes intentional steps to build an environment where everyone has opportunities to succeed and advance. …
 
Walking with the philosopher Paul Wienpahl (1916-1980) through his "Unorthodox Lecture" of 1955. A pdf of this lecture can be found at the Manas Journal site at the following link: http://www.manasjournal.org/pdf_library/VolumeIX_1956/IX-24.pdf The full text of this podcast can be found in the transcript of this edition or at the following link: ht…
 
"What is the difference between Feminist, Ethical and Female-Friendly Porn? In an industry traditionally dominated by men as directors and viewers, porn has evolved to begin to include women – and transfolk – as a creators of porn and as an audience. Whether it be for profit of increasing sales to an untapped market and/ or for the passion of inclu…
 
"1. You fantasize about being watched. Perhaps one of the biggest indications that you're into exhibitionism is that you find yourself regularly fantasizing about being watched. Whether alone or with a partner: "If a common theme to the fantasies that bring you to climax are about someone observing you naked or engaged in a sexual act," then you mi…
 
Vadala called her alternative vision for porn “positive sexual role modeling.” It employed ideas developed by members of Club 90, a sex workers collective founded in 1983 that met regularly to discuss the industry. Vadala decided that her sets would be clean, respectful, and put women in control of their own images. Her films would include performe…
 
"How can you make sure the porn you're watching is ethical? Unlike other industries, there are no consumer reports for porn (despite gossip about a Kitemark for porn), so it's mostly up to us to decide, preferably before we get to the bedroom. Here are some general guidelines you can use when you're searching for ethical porn. Pay for your porn Fre…
 
"Feminist porn performers are a vital part of the feminist porn movement. Ethical porn production typically focuses on how well sex workers and performers and treated and this means that those who appear in porn typically have more say in the production. More and more feminist porn performers are actively speaking out about their role in porn produ…
 
Chris Wilson takes us on a journey examining how the world's faiths - including a belief system "made up" by a film director - figure in to harnessing one's own super powers. We are a welcoming congregation and thank you for taking the time to get to know us a bit better. You can learn more about us by visiting our website at www.UUMAN.org Unitaria…
 
Meg Fowler, Resource Center Coordinator at Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ (KSPHQ) will discuss the rise in suicides in America since 1999. She will also describe how to recognize warning signs of suicidal behavior and how to prevent and intervene. In the course of her presentation, Ms. Fowler will mention several resources — websites, hotlines, etc. …
 
Summer is a season for adventure, travel and exploration...and this summer, many of us have been thrilled to get back out there and see and do things that were off-limits over the last year. Travel--whether we go in body or just in our thoughts-- opens the heart and frees the mind from the limitations of too much sameness and confinement. Let's emb…
 
Her vision for adult- and sex-work by 2030: “My dream would be that adult performers and industry people could be looked at like any other entertainment entity. You have other physical laborers, like athletes, and they get to have multimillion-dollar contracts. It would be great to see [adult] performers be sponsored as the face of a company, a Vic…
 
"Below are some of the main premises that the pro-legalization and pro-decriminalization of prostitution movement rests upon. Prostitution is a transaction where no one is harmed, and the persons involved are consenting adults. Prostitution is a free choice. Sex work is no more moral or immoral than other jobs. Sex trafficking and coercion into the…
 
Walking with the philosopher Paul Wienpahl (1916-1980) through his "Unorthodox Lecture" of 1955. A pdf of this lecture can be found at the Manas Journal site at the following link: http://www.manasjournal.org/pdf_library/VolumeIX_1956/IX-24.pdf The full text of this podcast can be found in the transcript of this edition or at the following link: ht…
 
"The porn industry, many agree, can be cold, hostile, and even outright dangerous for performers — especially women. Many porn stars and other sex workers believe that violence and sexual assault is an "occupational hazard" that comes with the job. That's why more and more women are starting their own porn production companies and creating environm…
 
"Before production starts, performers send in their "Yes and No" list to producers. The list outlines which partners they would ideally like to work with, and which ones they absolutely will not. The "No" list also states what sex acts are off limits. Honoring "No" lists is one way in which producers and agents work to ensure consent. However, ther…
 
"For Lola Jean, sex educator and mental health professional, ethical porn means porn that tries to incorporate better production practices. Ethical porn creators will try to honor performers' boundaries, give them time to physically and emotionally prepare before filming, and hire producers and writers who are more intentional and content-driven. A…
 
"There are a lot of issues with mainstream porn: It tends to be totally centered on what's hot for men, can often depict women in a degrading or dehumanizing way, and isn't always made or shared in a way that's fair or respectful to the performers. So if you've been dissatisfied with most mainstream porn you've come across, ethical porn might be th…
 
Personally, I am turned on by touch, verbal appreciations, quality time, playfulness, creating with someone, playing with power dynamics, and giving and receiving gifts. Also, I embody erotic intelligence. "KNOW YOUR FANTASIES What do I know about my fantasy life? Do I have one? Do I trust it, judge it, or feel shame about it? Do I get to express s…
 
"Understanding your inner landscape empowers you with conscious choice. It makes it easier to clearly ask for what you want, and opens doors to more intimacy. There are multiple channels of sexual turn-on. Below are some general categories to help you identify your blueprint. ROMANTIC Are you aroused by feeling cherished, or by telling your lover h…
 
By Natasha Nice "The pairing of ethics and pornography is a topic worthy of consideration, not only in porn circles but for anyone who is no longer satisfied with the sexual teachings of previous generations. Amongst other things, the ethicalness of porn production will determine the ethical value of porn as a whole. I think I have visited and revi…
 
– Dealing with the ways we use religion to defend ourselves against our experiences of pain or loss. How can we let go of those defenses to come in closer contact with life’s realities and life’s sources of grace and healing?By First Unitarian Church of Dallas - Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker
 
Noël Lemen shares her experiences with homelessness and reflects how our faith system's mission intertwines with that of the Family Promise program's. We are a welcoming congregation and thank you for taking the time to get to know us a bit better. You can learn more about us by visiting our website at www.UUMAN.org Unitarian Universalism is a reli…
 
"What is ethical porn – and does it even really exist? Is this a safe road or are we just putting some glittery make-up on the same old porn industry which has been accused of gender-based violence for years? And considering that the taboo around sex entertainment drags a shadow over Google, how can we be sure that the porn we are watching isn’t hu…
 
So yet again we might have to wonder why a mistranslation was allowed to persist. Here’s a thought: Could a climate of shame have been useful to clerics who intended to be abusers? Why should a sinful child expect to be treated well or to have boundaries and autonomy? They’re damaged, evil and judged, from birth—aren’t they? You can see how the abu…
 
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