Anne M. Fletcher, a Unitarian Universalist from southern Minnesota, is the author of the sidebar “How You Can Help.”
Everett Hoagland, author of “Homecoming,” is professor emeritus of English at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and a member of the First Unitarian Church in New Bedford, Massachusetts. His poems about recrossing the Middle Passage are taken from his book ... HERE ... New and Selected Poems.
Donald E. Skinner, author of “No Classroom Walls,” describing UU homeschooling, is a UU World contributing editor and editor of InterConnections, the UUA's newsletter for congregational leaders. He is a member of the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church in Overland Park, Kansas.
Reflections contributors include the Rev. Dr. Forrest Church, minister of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City and author most recently of Freedom From Fear (St. Martin's Press, 2004 ); Kris Fikkan, associate director of Charitable Gifts and Estate Planning for the UUA and a member of the First Parish in Cambridge, Massachusetts; poet Thom Ward, author of Various Orbits (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2003) and a member of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, New York; the Rev. Dr. Khoren Arisian, minister emeritus of the First Unitarian Society in Minneapolis and senior leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture; and J.M. Jackson, a member of St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fine artists featured in this issue: Ruth Chatfield, a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, Texas, and Susan Avishai, a member of the First Unitarian Society of Newton, Massachusetts.
Forum author Joani Blank is a member of the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, California, and a board member of the Cohousing Association of the United States. Her essay is adapted from a presentation at the June 2003 General Assembly.
Richard Higgins examines recent books celebrating the 150th anniversary of Henry David Thoreau's Walden. A member of the First Parish in Concord, Massachusetts, he is a co-editor of Taking Religion Seriously, forthcoming from Harvard University Press.
Elizabeth Napp, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester in Mount Kisco, New York, writes about a life-changing book in Living Tradition.