Finding Our Ground

The theme for this month is “Finding Our Ground”. Perhaps I was prescient when I picked it a few months ago. I am suddenly aware that I am beginning my…

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Crying with Pride

Sometimes people can be so focused on the particular that we lose sight of the larger picture. It is not always a good thing. I am not sure exactly why…

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Evolving Nation

a sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely March 31, 2019 I have this very fond memory of childhood.  My dad and I would go to the grocery store and come…

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Setting out the chairs…

Jim Logan’s memorial service begins in a few hours. I am writing my column but looking forward to my next task. I will be setting out the chairs for his…

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Journey to This Land

A sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely Unitarian Church of Edmonton, March 17th, 2019 Every one of us is from immigrant stock.  Even First Nations ancestors trekked here from somewhere…

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Buddhism II: Spreading the Lotus

Metta Karuna Prayer   O Amida, Oneness of Life and Light, Entrusting in your Great Compassion, May you shed the foolishness in myself, Transforming me into a conduit of Love.…

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Buddhism I: The Man Who Became a God

Let us cultivate boundless goodwill. Let none deceive another or despise any being in any state. Let none in anger or ill-will wish another harm Even as a mother watches…

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Understanding Racism

“Understanding Racism” a sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely, February 10, 2019 Unitarian Church of Edmonton I did not grow up aware of racism. That’s not a boast or a claim…

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Mysterious Winter

“Mysterious Winter”  a sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely Unitarian Church of Edmonton, December 23, 2018 When I was young, my second storey bedroom faced our four lane avenue in the…

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