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Jerome Stone’s minimalist vision of transcendence

Jerome Stone

Jerome Stone’s minimalist vision of transcendence

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

Myriam Renaud | 7/27/2015 | Summer 2015

The wisdom of play

Illustration of office workers jumping rope with tie.

The wisdom of play

A little playfulness can go a long way.

Anthony Makar | 7/20/2015 | Summer 2015

We are all bound up together

Frances Harper

We are all bound up together

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

Kenny Wiley | 7/2/2015 | Summer 2015

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

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 | 5/14/2015 | Summer 2015

Access to water is a human right

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

A new ethos

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

Why Black History Month matters

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

Less more, please

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 news can nurture civic health

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

A life lesson from Hollywood

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

Selma at the cinema

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

James Lord Pierpont and the mystery of 'Jingle Bells'

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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