Building Bridges in the Midst of Turmoil

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In a world where taking a stand often connotes polarization and alienation from one another, we will explore living examples where bridges are built rather than walls. Rev. Melitta L. Haslund is a life-long Unitarian Universalist, a UU Parish Minister, an On-Call Hospital Chaplain, Adjunct Professor of World Religions at Santa Barbara City College.

Stories of Our Fathers

Members of Live Oak share their stories of their fathers and the men who shaped who they are.

Positive Trauma

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In our fast paced culture, enlightenment can seem at best a pipe dream and at worst yet one more commodified task to add to our ever growing list of achievements to one day get around to and feel jealous about on Facebook. Yet,the Buddha teaches us that enlightenment is completely natural and universally available to […]

Mothers on Mothering

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This Mothers’ Day four Live Oak women will share their experiences of mothering. They will be speaking from their hearts as they tell their own personal stories of raising children, from being the mother of a young one to being a grandmother.