Archive for the 'Essays' Category

Another Poet Dead

By Carolyn Jackson, ‘94 On most Wednesday afternoons, I attend a poetry workshop at my public library in Morningside Heights. Led by poet Bill Zavatsky, the group is open to anyone, and it attracts a group that is quintessentially New York. I’ve met (among others) a jazz musician, a psychoanalyst, a college student in a […]

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All Souls Grows a Sangha

Contemplation may be low on the list of activities at All Souls , but that could be changing. Sunday, October 2, at 1:30 p.m.,  will be the sixth time that the church’s monthly sangha will meet for meditation and  talks about Buddhist teachings by Dr. Pilar Jennings, a follower of Tibetan and Vinyassa traditions and […]

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Crisis in the Tropics

By John Liebmann, ‘88 Over the New Year’s holiday, my wife, Millie Santiago-Liebmann ‘03, our son, Elvin, and I travelled to Puerto Rico to visit family and friends who are among the 3.8 million American citizens living there. Millie’s sisters and brother and their families moved to Puerto Rico after growing up in East Harlem. […]

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Religious Bullying is Real

by Erin Langus, ’14 After becoming more involved at All Souls over the past year, I thought it would be a great experience to connect with Unitarian Universalists from all over at General Assembly. One particular workshop that resonated with me was about responding to religious bullying. It was titled “Being a UU Isn’t Easy,” […]

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Thoughts on the Chancel Sculpture

By Alex Demac 2014 From time to time the Beacon hopes to publish short, reflective essays about various aspects of All Souls. This one comes from someone who recently joined our congregation. Rising above the pulpit in the All Souls sanctuary is a sculpture, beautifully woven of golden threads, in the form of a cross […]

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