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John Buehrens

The Rev. John Buehrens is minister of the First Parish in Needham, Massachusetts. He was president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations from 1993 to 2001. He is the co-author with Forrest Church of A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism (Beacon, 1998). His most recent book is Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals (Beacon, 2002).


The welcome table
How the hospitality of progressive churches cultivates forgiveness and justice.
By John Buehrens 8.9.10

Marriage in the nineteenth century
Two books reveal the complexities of women's lives in Unitarian Boston.
By John Buehrens 5.8.06

Pacifists and pragmatists
Progressive communities, including Unitarian Universalist congregations, are prone to painful rifts between pacifists and pragmatists.
By John Buehrens 1.1.02