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Illustration of police officer confronting young black man

Nights can be tough

I can’t fully express how scary it is when a man with a gun tells you ‘you’re fighting and trying to walk away from me’ as you stand still, attempting to comply.

Kenny Wiley | 5/18/2015
The Rev. Orloff Miller, Marie Reeb, and the Rev. Clark Olsen put their arms around each other

Reckoning with history

After fifty years, the families and friends of three civil rights martyrs return to Selma, still weighing the price they had to pay.

Amy K. Nelson | 6/1/2015 | Summer 2015
Broadcast control room, All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma

The copyright challenge

Just because you have permission to perform music in worship doesn’t mean you can stream it online.

Elaine McArdle | 5/15/2015 | Summer 2015
Michelle Huneven

Michelle Huneven, back on course

Surviving alcoholism and seminary, a novelist finds depth and comedy in Unitarian Universalism.

Kimberly French | 5/15/2015 | Summer 2015
First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon, live streams one of its weekly worship services.

Streaming worship

Unitarian Universalist congregations invest in online broadcasts to extend their reach.

Elaine McArdle | 5/15/2015 | Summer 2015
Youth carry a UUA banner

Letter from a hoped-for future

What Unitarian Universalism looks like, twenty years from now.

Rosemary Bray McNatt | 3/9/2015 | Spring 2015
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at a Mississippi rally in 1966.

The radical King we don’t know

Does America have the capacity to heed the radical Martin Luther King Jr., or must America sanitize King in order to evade and avoid his challenge?

Cornel West | 1/19/2015 | Spring 2015
violent police assault on civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, in 1965

Selma’s challenge

In the past, our religious forebears had stood on the brink of making a difference in racial justice, and had wavered. Not this time.

Mark Morrison-Reed | 1/5/2015 | Winter 2014
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Reforms take aim at clergy misconduct

It is easy to think of clergy misconduct as a Catholic or evangelical problem. It's not.

Kimberly French | 12/1/2014 | Winter 2014
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Offenders among us

Whether we realize it or not, we likely all know sex abuse victims and offenders. Can we be in community with both?

Kimberly French | 12/1/2014 | Winter 2014
vigilance (Sergey Timashov/iStockphoto)

Safe churches need policies and vigilance

'We want congregations to be as proud of being free of sexual harassment, abuse, and misconduct as they are welcoming of LGBTQ people.'

Kimberly French | 12/1/2014 | Winter 2014
The Rev. Rick Hoyt (Jerry Garns)

Challenging the surveillance state

First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles is suing the National Security Agency. The church knows from experience how invasive government surveillance can be.

Joshua Eaton | 9/29/2014 | Fall 2014