Category Archives: Religion

Unitarian Universalism

“Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a liberal religion characterized by a ‘free and responsible search for truth and meaning’. Unitarian Universalists assert no creed, instead they are unified by their shared search for spiritual growth. As such, their congregations include many … Continue reading

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Be Here Now – Ram Dass (1971)

“I watched the movie many, many times, but when it came to reading Be Here Now, it was so over my head. I loved the artistic presentation and illustrations, but every time I tried to read it, I had no … Continue reading

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Ramparts

“Ramparts was a glossy illustrated American political and literary magazine, published from 1962 to 1975 and closely associated with the New Left political movement. Unlike most of the radical magazines of the day, Ramparts was expensively produced and graphically sophisticated. … Continue reading

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Mission to Hanoi, 1968

Hoa Lo prison (the “Hanoi Hilton”). “In the 1960s, Jesuit priest and poet Daniel Berrigan, his brother Josephite priest Philip Berrigan, and Trappist monk Thomas Merton formed an interfaith coalition against the Vietnam War. In 1967, Philip was arrested for … Continue reading

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The Moral Case for Draft Resistance

A clergyman joining those burning draft cards at Arlington Street Church in Boston, October 1967. “On Monday, Oct. 16, 1967, Americans gathered by the thousands in cities and on campuses all over the country for the first ‘Stop the Draft’ … Continue reading

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“Is God Dead?” – Time (April 8, 1966)

“‘Is God Dead?’ was an April 8, 1966, cover story for the news magazine Time. A previous article, from October 1965, had investigated a trend among 1960s theologians to write God out of the field of theology. The 1966 article … Continue reading

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The League for Spiritual Discovery

The Brotherhood (E59WP0 – Lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD, blotter paper). “The League for Spiritual Discovery was a spiritual organization inspired by the works of Timothy Leary, and strove for legal use of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) for the purpose of … Continue reading

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