Global Kinship webinar

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Past guests have included some of my big-name heroes. This is a tremendous honor. I will deliver a modified version of my talk from the Parliament of the World's Religions: Nature's Scripture - The Interfaith Promise of Science. Registration is required: Register here. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpcuigpjItE9F-8VZ5hZe6NOMMaYb88K5q#/registration

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Grants Pass – Ancestors: Honoring Them, Becoming Them

UUs of Grants Pass OR 129 NW E ST., Grants Pass, OR, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Ancestors - everyone has them, and (spoiler alert!) most of them are dead. Euro-American culture isn’t very good at death; we are so scared of death we’ve perverted the one day each year our ancestors set aside for remembering them to instead focus on giving children candy and expressing our fear with giant inflatable spiders. […]

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Pathways- This is Not My Beautiful House

Pathways UU Fellowship of Hurst TX 481 West Harwood Road, Hurst, TX, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

One of our culture’s foundational myths is about ownership, security, and permanence. JD offers a bit of science, some personal experiences, and a Talking Heads song as puzzle pieces toward a new, more vulnerable humility.

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Fargo – Building a New Way—DIY

UU Church of Fargo-Morehead ND 121 9th Street S, Fargo, ND, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

JD describes lessons learned from his do-it-yourselfer father and grandfathers, and how those lessons might be applied to building a new way for our increasingly precarious global society. What kind of world do we want for our grandchildren, and for their grandchildren? Are we behaving accordingly? Building is not easy or comfortable—are we willing to […]

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Theosophical Society Webcast

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Sponsored and hosted by the Theosophical Society in America. Underlying the human world of strife and separation is an oft-neglected landscape of commonality between faiths: the natural world. At precisely the time when our religious and political divisions threaten human existence, science offers a sweeping interfaith vista of how creation works and how it all unfolded. […]

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FUUFHC – One Song

Virtual Event Hybrid Event

JD's first time working with the First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. One Song is a favorite service, so it should be fun. Close out 2023 in total unity. One Song - the Science of Unity For millennia mystics and prophets have told us that “All is one” and yet we feel […]

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Grants Pass- Active Love, an Antidote to Anthropocene Angst

UUs of Grants Pass OR 129 NW E ST., Grants Pass, OR, United States

That humans are having major impacts on the planet is now quite clear, and some of those impacts may be evident millions of years from now. Are we a cancer on the biosphere, a plague? Would it be better if we had remained blissfully in the stone age? Our angst about such matters may be […]

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Fargo-Morehead UU – Active Love, An Antidote to Anthropocene Angst

UU Church of Fargo-Morehead ND 121 9th Street S, Fargo, ND, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

That humans are having major impacts on the planet is now quite clear, and some of those impacts may be evident millions of years from now. Are we a cancer on the biosphere, a plague? Would it be better if we had remained blissfully in the stone age? Our angst about such matters may be […]

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Fargo-Morehead UU – Fiddling While Rome Burns

UU Church of Fargo-Morehead ND 121 9th Street S, Fargo, ND, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

When the entire planet is engulfed in flames (climate change, nuclear arms, fascism, extinction, mass migration), isn’t full-time activism the only reasonable activity? Isn’t everything else a kind of indulgence? What if activism just isn’t your thing? What if your talents and passions lie in something like fiddling? JD shares his own wrestlings with this […]

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