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Emerson walking in a forest partly made up of books.

Book to note: ‘A Home for Mr. Emerson’

Visually compelling biography for young readers provides an accessible foundation in the notable Unitarian’s words and beliefs.

Sonja L. Cohen | 5/15/2015 | Summer 2015
Illustration of office workers jumping rope with tie.

The wisdom of play

A little playfulness can go a long way.

Anthony Makar | 5/15/2015 | Summer 2015
Frances Harper

We are all bound up together

Frances E. W. Harper (1825–1911) challenged us to practice a religion of justice.

Kenny Wiley | 5/15/2015 | Summer 2015
Jerome Stone

Jerome Stone’s minimalist vision of transcendence

Without ‘God,’ a liberal theologian focuses on transcendent resources of grace and judgment.

Myriam Renaud | 5/15/2015 | Summer 2015
people fight over a pail of water

Access to water is a human right

Improved water management is essential to climate change adaptation.

Patricia Jones | 3/16/2015 | Spring 2015
Janice Marie Johnson, UUA director of Multicultural Ministries and Leadership, and Taquiena Boston, director of Multicultural Growth and Witness, outside Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Alabama

A new ethos

How the Unitarian Universalist Association is promoting Beloved Community today.

Taquiena Boston | 5/11/2015 | Spring 2015
Fannie Barrier Williams

Why Black History Month matters

As a Unitarian Universalist, I draw courage and inspiration from Black History Month.

Kenny Wiley | 2/16/2015
rabbits

Less more, please

Solutions to the world’s environmental problems may not require more of us, but less.

Jeffrey A. Lockwood | 2/9/2015
community journalism (Robert Neubecker)

Community news can nurture civic health

News organizations need to bridge the divide between journalism and the public.

Dan Kennedy | 1/26/2015 | Winter 2014
David Oyelowo as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oscar-nominated <cite>Selma</cite>. Paramount Pictures, 2014, PG-13.

A life lesson from Hollywood

In 'Selma,' James Reeb offers a compelling lesson in being a racial justice ally.

Aisha Hauser | 1/19/2015
Jeremy Strong as the Rev. James Reeb in the Oscar-nominated Selma

Selma at the cinema

An important film introduces Unitarian Universalists Reeb and Liuzzo, but doesn't mention their faith.

John A Buehrens | 1/19/2015
N. Currier (1813-88) and J.M. Ives (1824-95)/Private collection/Bridgeman Images)

James Lord Pierpont and the mystery of 'Jingle Bells'

The debate over where the Unitarian wrote the holiday favorite rages on.

Kris Willcox | 12/15/2014 | Winter 2014

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