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The next Selma
How the Black Lives Matter movement challenges Unitarian Universalists.
By Kenny Wiley 3.30.15

Letter from a hoped-for future
What Unitarian Universalism looks like, twenty years from now.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 3.9.15

The radical Martin Luther 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?
By Cornel West 1.19.15

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.
By Mark Morrison-Reed 1.5.15

Offenders among us
Can we be in community with both sex abuse victims and offenders?
By Kimberly French 12.1.14

Safe churches need policies and vigilance
Models for congregations that strive to be free of sexual harassment, abuse, and misconduct.
By Kimberly French 12.1.14

Reforms take aim at clergy misconduct
It is easy to think of clergy misconduct as a Catholic or evangelical problem. It's not.
By Kimberly French 12.1.14

Challenging the surveillance state
First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles is suing the National Security Agency.
By Joshua Eaton 9.29.14

UUA Breakthrough Congregation: Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, Colorado
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, Colorado, needed transformation. What a difference five years has made!
By Elaine McArdle 9.15.14

Fired up: General Assembly report, 2014
General Assembly energized Unitarian Universalists with new models of ministry and outreach.
By Elaine McArdle 9.8.14

What is developmental ministry?
A new program matches congregations with ministers to solve specific institutional problems.
By Elaine McArdle 8.15.14

Seminary 3.0
Meadville Lombard has transformed its approach to theological education.
By TK Barger 7.28.14

Results of UU World's 2013 readership survey
UU World's readership survey also offers an updated profile of the UUA's membership.
By Christopher L. Walton 7.21.14

Spiritual innovators: Into the beyond
Changing how we do church is scary, but not changing means decline and a lost opportunity.
By Terasa Cooley 6.2.14

What Haiti taught me
A week with the UU College of Social Justice and the Mouvman Peyizan Papay.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 5.12.14

Justice journeys with the UU College of Social Justice
The UU College of Social Justice offers experiential learning and social justice training programs.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 5.12.14

War zone sabbatical
I went to Afghanistan and Iraq to learn something about hope.
By Tim Kutzmark 4.14.14

SUUSI: The other General Assembly
Unitarian Universalists get hooked on SUUSI, a high-energy, thinking-person's family camp.
By Diane Daniel 3.24.14

Gini Courter's revolution
The UUA's longest serving moderator reflects on a legacy of volunteer leadership.
By Christopher L. Walton 9.23.13

Our animal contradictions
How Unitarian Universalism can help us sort out our place in the animal world.
By Kimberly French 9.9.13

General Assembly 2013: Entering a new era
Report from the 2013 UUA General Assembly.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.26.13

Adaptation and defiance
Climate change requires adaptation, but it also calls for defiance.
By Jeffrey A. Lockwood 7.15.13

Bound in covenant
Congregational covenants are declarations of interdependence.
By Victoria Safford 7.1.13

UUA Breakthrough Congregation: Unitarian Church of Sharon, Massachusetts
How a small church chose to invest in a more ambitious future.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.1.13

Farewell, 25 Beacon Street?
As the UUA looks for a more modern headquarters, Unitarian Universalists reflect on the symbolic meaning of its perch on Boston’s Beacon Hill.
By Richard Higgins 3.11.13

What is reproductive justice?
Women need more than a right to choose. Unitarian Universalists are joining a broader movement seeking reproductive justice.
By Darcy Baxter 2.18.13

The end of iChurch
To build Beloved Community, Unitarian Universalism needs a new narrative.
By Fredric Muir 1.7.13

UUA Breakthrough Congregation: First Parish in Bedford, Massachusetts
At First Parish in Bedford, worship is 'holy theater' and anything but stuffy.
By Kimberly French 12.3.12

Tim DeChristopher's path
How an undergraduate's activism led him to prison, and to plans to become a UU minister.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.19.12

Activism is an act of faith
Our interconnectedness makes the powerless powerful.
By Tim DeChristopher 11.19.12

Primal reverence
Reverence is an organic human experience that requires no supernatural explanations.
By Kendyl Gibbons 7.23.12

Democracy and empire
Liberal religion can nurture the weakened democratic spirit and push back against the forces of empire.
By Paul Rasor 7.2.12

UUA Breakthrough Congregation: UU Church of Ogden, Utah
Worship is always multigenerational at the UU Church of Ogden, Utah.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.28.12

Partners in justice
The UUA's immigrant rights partners in Arizona help communities in peril.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 3.12.12

For love and justice
Unitarian Universalists mobilize in response to laws that tear families apart and abuse immigrants.
By Kimberly French 3.5.12

Congregations as allies in the fight for immigrant rights
How three Unitarian Universalist congregations are pursuing immigration justice.
By Kimberly French 3.5.12

The threat of fundamentalism
Unitarian Universalists must boldly participate in the religious marketplace of ideas.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 12.5.11

Faith in our future: The 2011 Minns Lectures
How can liberal religion speak and act transformatively in a rapidly changing society?
By Christopher L. Walton 12.5.11

A spirit of fierce unrest
It is time for each congregation to find its greatness.
By Vanessa Rush Southern 12.5.11

Faith takes practice
Our religious ancestors recognized each day as a chance to form their spiritual character.
By Ken Beldon 12.5.11

Our shadow side
Unitarian Universalism is a religious movement that no longer takes religion seriously.
By Marilyn Sewell 12.5.11

'Willing to be changed by what we've started'
Universalism resonates with people of all races, but our churches do not. Yet.
By Robert Hardies 12.5.11

Risk blessing
To avoid decline, Unitarian Universalism must risk offering heart, spirituality, and blessing.
By Christine Robinson 12.5.11

Windows and mirrors
I was watching my son through the dim reflection of myself.
By Tom Montgomery Fate 9.19.11

Finca Esperanza Verde: 'What ecotourism should be'
An organic coffee farm and ecotourism lodge founded by a Unitarian Universalist couple is a model for just and sustainable tourism.
By David Zucchino 8.15.11

General Assembly report: At 50, UUA readies for changes
General Assembly endorses major changes on UUA's 50th anniversary.
By Tom Stites 8.15.11

Before words: The spirituality of Humanism
Spirituality is an awareness of the gap between what you can experience and what you can describe.
By Doug Muder 7.18.11

The unfulfilled dream
We neglected the Universalist challenge of restating our core convictions in contemporary terms.
By David E. Bumbaugh 6.6.11

The life of the spirit
We are discovering Universalism's theological bounty.
By Denise T. Davidoff 6.6.11

Unitarians and Universalists together: A good and positive venture
Despite difficulties, Unitarians and Universalists have forged a new identity together.
By O. Eugene Pickett 5.16.11

Doors opened to women in UU ministry
As women entered the ministry, language and habits changed.
By Carolyn S. Owen-Towle 5.16.11

The UUA at 50: Rooted and growing
The Unitarian Universalist Association celebrates its golden anniversary.
By Christopher L. Walton 5.16.11

Key moments in UUA history
Prophetic witness, institutional challenges, and cultural change.
By Christopher L. Walton 5.16.11

Let mission drive us
Welcoming change requires a strong sense of a congregation's mission.
By Joanna Fontaine Crawford 5.15.11

With diversity comes strength
Our congregations are only starting to embrace what we teach our children.
By Barb Greve 5.15.11

A faith for the few?
Unitarian Universalists are torn between pride in our elite history and aspirations to be a religion for all.
By Mark Harris 4.4.11

An abortion hotline that doesn't judge
Activists at a New York church launch an abortion hotline that offers support without judgment.
By Kimberly French 2.28.11

Dinner with Monsanto
Planting the seeds for a code of ethics for bioengineers.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 1.24.11

The Christmas tallis
Celebrating the holidays with my interfaith family.
By Diane Cadrain 11.29.10

Heroes and mentors: Reclaiming Krypton
Why a generation that grew up with Buffy and the Power Rangers will demand a different Unitarian Universalism.
By Doug Muder 11.15.10

Twenty years of the partner church movement
How partnerships between American and Transylvanian Unitarian Universalists transformed both.
By Gretchen Thomas 10.4.10

The partner church movement today
Almost 200 North American UU congregations have partner churches in other parts of the world.
By Christopher L. Walton 10.4.10

2010 General Assembly report
General Assembly calls Unitarian Universalists to stand with immigrants.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.13.10

The spirituality of service
Giving our time to our congregations can be spiritually transformative.
By Erik Walker Wikstrom 9.13.10

Unitarian Universalist culture needs to embrace spiritual complexity
Our minds are open; our hearts and hands are not.
By Cynthia Letts Adcock 8.23.10

Unitarian Universalists need a change of vision, not of culture
There are people like us in every community.
By Betty Bobo Seiden 8.16.10

I'm proud of Unitarian Universalist culture
That's my culture you have identified as the number-one barrier to diversity.
By John F. Katz 8.9.10

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

Let's take off the hair shirt
We underestimate the very real obstacles we are up against.
By Marilyn Sewell 8.2.10

Unitarian Universalism's rarefied culture
I feel comfortable in a Unitarian church only because I am not ethnocentric.
By Offie C. Wortham 7.26.10

Unitarian Universalism's junior high factor
We were the kids who didn’t quite fit in.
By Jason Shelton 7.19.10

What is Unitarian Universalist culture?
Is Unitarian Universalist congregational culture a barrier to a more diverse faith?
By Christopher L. Walton 7.12.10

Unitarian Universalism's narrow niche
Six characteristics of Unitarian Universalist culture.
By James Kubal-Komoto 7.12.10

Margaret Fuller's bicentennial legacy
Margaret Fuller, the forgotten heart of the Transcendentalist movement and the first American theorist of women's equality.
By Kimberly French 5.17.10

Transforming the Jericho Road
The Jericho Road Project links Unitarian Universalist professionals with nonprofits in struggling cities, creating a new avenue for social justice.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.12.10

Unitarian Universalism must change
We must admit that Unitarian Universalism has a specific, sometimes alienating culture, and we must change it.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 2.22.10

Can Unitarian Universalism change?
Our tradition has always been responsive to the needs of its time, but are we ready to adapt to our increasingly multicultural society?
By Paul Rasor 2.22.10

Racial and ethnic diversity of Unitarian Universalists
The United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse faster than the UUA.
By Christopher L. Walton 2.15.10

The religious left
An old tradition for a new day.
By Daniel McKanan 1.18.10

Theological rationale for abortion
Defending abortion from a liberal Christian perspective.
By Scotty McLennan 12.7.09

A poet's grief
Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno's poetry chronicles her grief after her daughter's murder.
By Kimberly French 11.30.09

The gospel of inclusion
The Universalism of former Pentecostal bishop Carlton Pearson.
By Kimberly French 10.5.09

General Assembly report, 2009
The Unitarian Universalist Association elects a president focused on helping congregations adapt to a changing society.
By Donald E. Skinner and Christopher L. Walton 9.14.09

The liberal saints
Andrene Kauffman’s murals in Chicago’s Third Unitarian Church honor heroes of the liberal spirit.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.3.09

Unitarian Universalism in Africa
Unitarian Universalism is growing rapidly in Africa, uniting people from many tribes to serve the poor.
By Scott Kraft 7.13.09

President Sinkford's public witness
President William G. Sinkford looks back on eight years of leadership.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.1.09

Imagineers of soul
Our churches should be sorcerer’s apprentices in the art of opening the doors of meaning. Why, then, are we so scared?
By Christine Robinson 4.6.09

True to my lineage
The Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed's quest for spiritual integration.
By Kimberly French 3.16.09

Our inner ape
How deeply rooted is our Unitarian Universalist belief in peace and justice for all?
By Anthony David 3.9.09

Laying claim to my own blackness
Being an Afro-American is a diverse experience that resists simple characterizations.
By Mark Morrison-Reed 2.15.09

Natural faith
How Darwinian evolution has transformed liberal religion.
By William R. Murry 2.12.09

Be a dignitarian
We can overcome rankism and build a world that honors the dignity of every person.
By Robert W. Fuller and Pamela A. Gerloff 1.26.09

Hold on: The wisdom of endurance
Suffering and anxiety are usually just as finite and time-limited as high passion and unalloyed joy.
By William F. Schulz 1.5.09

Dinner dilemmas
Ethical issues at the Thanksgiving dinner table.
By John Gibb Millspaugh 11.17.08

The Tyger and the Lamb
Faith in authority divides the self and endangers the world. But faith in each other, a covenantal faith, can bring personal and global peace.
By Dennis McCarty 10.6.08

How to raise a mensch
Cultivating your child's ethical and spiritual growth.
By Debra W. Haffner 9.8.08

Biggest coffee hour imaginable
First impressions of a first-time General Assembly goer.
By Kimberly French 8.18.08

General Assembly: 'The threshold of a new era'
UUA General Assembly resounds with calls for liberal leadership.
By Kimberly French 8.18.08

A bench by the road
The author of 'Beloved' wrote her novel because there was 'no suitable memorial' to slaves.
By Toni Morrison 8.11.08

Early Christians emphasized paradise, not crucifixion
How we can reclaim a theology of earthly paradise.
By Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker 7.14.08

Three in a thousand identify as Unitarians
A new survey estimates that 0.3 percent of American adults identify as Unitarians.
By Richard Higgins 6.2.08

The story of the 'Sources' cantata
Music celebrating the Six Sources of Unitarian Universalism.
By Kimberly French 5.19.08

The Sources of Unitarian Universalism
Adopted by the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1984.
By Unitarian Universalist Association 5.15.08

The fellowship movement
A look back at the lay-led congregations that transformed Unitarianism.
By Holley Ulbrich 4.21.08

Home grown Unitarian Universalism
Developing home-based community rituals that root UU adults and children.
By William J. Doherty 3.3.08

Is your congregation talking about peacemaking?
UUA seeks congregational input on peacemaking resolution by March 1.
By Christopher L. Walton 2.4.08

Prophetic nonviolence
Toward a Unitarian Universalist theology of war and peace.
By Paul Rasor 2.4.08

Sketches of Crete
A sense of humor builds a bridge across cultures.
By Robert Fulghum 1.7.08

Spirited defender
Karen Tse's human rights ministry is helping to eradicate torture.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 12.10.07

America's original battle over church and state
Competing visions of divine order and sacred liberty.
By Forrest Church 11.5.07

Carolyn McDade's spirit of life
The story of Unitarian Universalism's most beloved song.
By Kimberly French 10.1.07

Liberal religion and the working class
Unitarian Universalism has a class problem.
By Doug Muder 9.3.07

Voices from GA
Selected quotations from the 2007 UUA General Assembly.
By Kenneth Sutton 8.10.07

Environment and diversity themes of 2007 General Assembly
Report on the Unitarian Universalist Association's 2007 annual meeting.
By Christopher L. Walton and Tom Stites 8.10.07

Open Space process informs UUA goals
General Assembly experiments with new meeting process.
By Sonja L. Cohen 8.10.07

Love the contradictions
The world needs people who can love it in its contradiction and complexity.
By Robert Hardies 7.23.07

Churches take steps toward diverse, multicultural future
Congregations respond to the General Assembly's challenge to examine race and class.
By Donald E. Skinner and Tom Stites 6.11.07

Unitarian Universalists on the Eightfold Path
Buddhism puts down roots in American congregations.
By Rick Heller 5.21.07

What is Unitarian Universalist Buddhism?
The history of UU engagement with Buddhism and its growing significance.
By James Ishmael Ford 5.21.07

Buddhist basics
Central concepts in Buddhism.
By James Ishmael Ford 5.15.07

What you can do about global warming
The global warming problem is too global for a few simple steps to solve it, but there are actions you can take.
By Jon Luoma 4.23.07

John S. Dacey, the anxiety pro
Psychologist John Dacey's own struggle with anxiety inspired a career helping others.
By Kimberly French 4.2.07

Help for anxious parents
The world is a dangerous place, but many parents are at risk of overprotecting their children.
By Kimberly French 4.2.07

Eating ethically
Can you clean your plate with a clean conscience?
By Amy Hassinger 3.5.07

Parents' top concerns and what you can do
Advice from 'The Safe Child Handbook.'
By Kimberly French 2.15.07

A theology of gratitude
Gratitude should be the center of Unitarian Universalist theology.
By Galen Guengerich 2.12.07

Golden age of Unitarian growth
One person inspired eight new churches in a dozen years.
By Warren R. Ross 1.8.07

Partners in the Gulf
Helping marginalized communities rebuild along the Gulf Coast.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 12.11.06

Tyrone Edwards leads his town back to life
A hurricane-battered Louisiana town comes back to life, with Unitarian Universalist help.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 12.11.06

What torture has taught me
My twelve years at the helm of Amnesty International.
By William F. Schulz 11.6.06

William F. Schulz, human rights champion
William F. Schulz looks back on twelve years at Amnesty International.
By Kimberly French 11.1.06

UU songwriters hit a nerve with SUV song
Meet Rozanne Gates and Suzanne Sheridan.
By Neil Miller 10.2.06

American myths reconsidered
Five years after 9/11.
By W. Frederick Wooden 9.11.06

General Assembly 2006
Environmental issues dominate annual gathering of Unitarian Universalist leaders.
By Tom Stites 8.14.06

Why Unitarian Universalists need a language of reverence
The language of reverence is the language of humanity.
By Kendyl Gibbons 7.31.06

Heroes' dilemma: How much would you sacrifice?
The complex moral legacy of Martha and Waitstill Sharp.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.5.06

Music vs. AIDS in Africa
The music of a pandemic.
By Jonah Eller-Isaacs 5.22.06

How the UU Principles and Purposes were adopted
A history of Unitarian Universalism's Principles.
By Warren R. Ross 5.1.06

Community investing plants seeds of opportunity
Unitarian Universalist congregations are joining in to help.
By Dorothy May Emerson 4.3.06

Reviving a 227-year-old church
How the oldest Universalist church in America came back to life.
By Jane Greer 2.27.06

The wonder of evolution
Science and religion stand together.
By Amy Hassinger 2.20.06

How to get involved in community investing
The UUA can double many congregations' investments.
By Dorothy May Emerson 2.15.06

'Great Story' religious education
Science and religion in the Sunday school.
By Amy Hassinger 2.15.06

Frederick Lawrence Keefe
A brief biography of the author of The Investigating Officer.
By Barbara W. Carlson 1.23.06

World War II novel connects with today's headlines
A 40-year-old novel asks unnervingly relevant questions about soldiers in the moral chaos of war.
By Barbara W. Carlson 1.23.06

Learning to see more than meets the eye
Look for the divine in the world as it is.
By Harold Babcock 1.9.06

That was I
A poem from U.S. poet laureate Ted Kooser's Pulitzer prize-winning book.
By Ted Kooser 12.5.05

Poet laureate Ted Kooser's this-worldly faith
The U.S. poet laureate and winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize in poetry is a Unitarian Universalist.
By Dan Cryer 12.5.05

Acts of kindness in a hurricane's aftermath
Unitarian Universalists work tirelessly to help the displaced residents of the Gulf Coast states.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 11.7.05

The Veatch story
A generous gift has provided millions for Unitarian Universalist and social justice programs.
By Warren R. Ross 10.24.05

UU Veatch grants support justice programs
A few modest corrections won't fix the injustice in our society; radical change is needed.
By Warren R. Ross 10.24.05

Parents crusade to end the death penalty
A Texas couple's crusade to end capital punishment.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.17.05

Competing worldviews of fundamentalists and religious liberals
Why fundamentalists fear liberal family values.
By Doug Muder 9.12.05

General Assembly 2005
Sermons, music, and politics at the Unitarian Universalist annual gathering.
By Donald E. Skinner and Christopher L. Walton 8.22.05

Reforming a criminal justice system in crisis
The General Assembly considers a new Statement of Conscience.
By Warren R. Ross 8.15.05

Global warming as a moral issue
Our use of energy makes global warming a moral issue.
By Jon Luoma 5.20.05

Why I go to General Assembly
Denominational diversity in all its splendor.
By Greg Hines 5.9.05

A Greener General Assembly
General Assembly showing a more eco-friendly face.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.1.05

The microcredit revolution
How small loans to people in poverty are empowering women and transforming local economies around the world.
By Dorothy May Emerson 3.1.05

A new theology of marriage
Religious liberals are poised to take a new look at marriage.
By William J. Doherty 1.1.05

Joseph Nye, soft-power theorist
An expert on international relations praises the 'soft power' of attraction.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 1.1.05

Small group ministry creates sacred time
A time when the stories of our lives are heard.
By Thandeka 1.1.05

Meet today's UU abolitionists
Four Unitarian Universalist groups confront modern slavery.
By Kimberly French 11.1.04

Boycotts don't always help, but you can
How to harness consumer power against modern slavery.
By Kimberly French 11.1.04

Ric Masten, dancing through life
A poet responds to cancer the way he knows best.
By Frances Cerra Whittelsey 11.1.04

Modern slavery's bitter harvest
Slavery isn't history—and we're reaping its fruit.
By Kimberly French 11.1.04

What you and your congregation can do about slavery
Steps you can take to end modern slavery.
By Kimberly French 11.1.04

The fear patrol
Unitarian Universalists offer insights into the cultural and personal sources of fear
By Neil Shister 9.1.04

Stalwart Leaders
UUA's 2004 Volunteer Service and Distinguished Service Awards
By Sonja L. Cohen 9.1.04

Let's take back our time
We work more hours than medieval peasants did.
By William J. Doherty 9.1.04

Healthy stewardship, declining enrollment
2003 financial reports for UUA
By Tom Stites 9.1.04

General Assembly Report 2004
Annual event in Long Beach, California
By Christopher L. Walton 9.1.04

Addictions ministry moves beyond AA
The Rev. Denis Meacham creates new ministry at First Parish Brewster, Mass.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 7.1.04

Gay rights timeline
Major social, political, and religious milestones on the road to equality.
By Christopher L. Walton 5.1.04

Same-sex marriage comes to Massachusetts
Deeper and broader trends make the rest of the country more tolerant, too.
By Neil Miller 5.1.04

A mother's bond
Grief and recovery transform the author's relationship with her mother.
By Barbara Hamilton-Holway 5.1.04

Reconciliation as a spiritual discipline
In our own souls, between individuals, within groups, and between groups.
By Paula Cole Jones 3.1.04

The practice of reconciliation
A personal guide.
By Paula Cole Jones 3.1.04

Visit to the Kasambala Medical Clinic
An American minister visits the African clinic his church supports.
By Robert L. Eller-Isaacs 3.1.04

Enduring bond between American church and African clinic
Unity Church-Unitarian and the Nyirongo family.
By Warren R. Ross 3.1.04

'Kids as sacred as mine'
Parenting and protesting in an unsaved world.
By Denise Breeden-Ost 3.1.04

The fundamentalist agenda
Fundamentalism may be absolutely natural, ancient, and powerful—but the liberal impulse makes us humane.
By Davidson Loehr 1.1.04

Resetting the worry alarm
Psychologically and spiritually, we don't have to live in Code Orange.
By Forrest Church 1.1.04

Jesus and the modern seeker
It may take an act of great will to see past the relics of tradition to something new.
By Erik Walker Wikstrom 1.1.04

Unitarian Universalism's humanist legacy
Seventy years of religious humanism.
By William F. Schulz 11.1.03

We are all part of God
God is a reality that includes all of us but is bigger than any one of us.
By Gary Kowalski 7.1.03

Creating rituals with and for children
Celebrate your family's values with your own traditions.
By Meg Cox 7.1.03

Rituals for holidays and everyday
Five rituals to try at home.
By Meg Cox 7.1.03

Unitarian Universalist questions about war
How do you "support the troops" when you oppose the war?
By Neil Shister 7.1.03

Emerson's shadow
The shadow side to Emerson's influence.
By Forrest Church 5.1.03

Ward Morehouse, prodemocracy visionary
Ward Morehouse took on Union Carbide after a chemical spill killed 15,000 people in India in 1984. Now he's a leader in the movement to make corporations accountable to the people.
By Kimberly French 5.1.03

Resources on corporate privilege
Learn more about corporate privilege and ways citizens can work for change.
By Jane Greer and Tom Stites 5.1.03

Fighting City Hall
Who says you can't fight City Hall? Corporations win battles with local governments all the time.
By David Wolman and Heather Wax 5.1.03

Communities take on corporations
People across the country are finding new ways to set democratic limits to corporate power.
By Jane Greer 5.1.03

How corporations became 'persons'
The amazing true story of a legal fiction that undermines American democracy.
By Tom Stites 5.1.03

Ralph Waldo Emerson's Unitarian legacy
What do we see in Ralph Waldo Emerson on his 200th birthday?
By Richard Higgins 5.1.03

Ellery Schempp stood up for religious minorities
Ellery Schempp's 1958 lawsuit ended mandatory Bible readings in school.
By Kimberly French 1.1.03

10 ways to make your religious education program boy-friendly
By Staff Writer 1.1.03

Are Americans afraid of freedom?
Many Americans see liberty as terrorism's accomplice.
By Wendy Kaminer 1.1.03

Are boys getting what they need at church?
When Sunday school isn't boy-friendly.
By Neil Chethik 1.1.03

Why Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't a UU
A reflection on race and theology.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 11.1.02

The bold experiment of the fellowship movement
The do-it-yourself fellowship movement spread Unitarian congregations far and wide.
By Warren R. Ross 11.1.02

Childhood memories of a Unitarian fellowship
The cartwheels, the parade, the presents for poor people.
By Jane Rzepka 11.1.02

Liberal evangelists on campus
Young Unitarian Universalists are sharing their faith and building worship groups on college campuses — and the UUA and local congregations are scurrying to support them.
By Neil Shister 9.2.02

How to be a cultural broker
Things you can to help refugees in your town.
By Mary Pipher 7.1.02

Bob West led the UUA through a stormy period
Bob West is regarded by many as the 'unsung hero of the UUA.'
By Warren R. Ross 7.1.02

The middle of everywhere
How Lincoln, Nebraska, came to be the picture of America's multicultural future.
By Mary Pipher 7.1.02

A step toward racial reconciliation
A Cincinnati church reaches out to the family of a black Unitarian minister it rejected many years ago.
By David Whitford 5.1.02

'His rightful place'
The Rev. W.H.G. Carter's great-granddaughter shares a family's living tradition.
By Starita Smith 5.1.02

In praise of the imperfect life
Spring enlivens us, yet from our human vantage not all resurrections are equally welcome.
By Philip Simmons 5.1.02

Interview with Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Parker
What to do when experience challenges tradition.
By Christopher L. Walton and Jane Greer 3.3.02

Suffering does not redeem us
Two feminist theologians say suffering redeems nothing.
By Christopher L. Walton 3.1.02

Can violence save?
Challenging the theology of redemptive suffering.
By Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker 3.1.02

Breaking the cycle of violence
Responding to terrorism without promoting more violence.
By John Paul Lederach 1.1.02

9-11 postcard from Brooklyn
One minister describes a day of shock and mourning.
By W. Frederick Wooden 1.1.02

Eleven UUs died in 9-11 attacks
In memoriam.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.1.02

Congregation's wall of remembrance
Sharing the grief of 9/11.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.1.02

UUs open their hearts in 9-11's aftermath
UU congregations and volunteers respond.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.1.02

Ministers bring blessing to Ground Zero
'We went into a nightmare.'
By Donald E. Skinner 1.1.02

UU churches in cities attacked on 9-11
Houses of hope.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.1.02

Has terrorism shaken our religious principles?
9/11 challenges Unitarian Universalists to think about evil.
By Warren R. Ross 1.1.02

Unitarian Universalist responses to 9-11
Congregations near and far respond to 9/11.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.1.02

Universalism: A theology for the 21st century
To the Universalist, truth in religion is like truth in poetry.
By Forrest Church 11.5.01

Unfinished houses
Life as a work in progress.
By Philip Simmons 11.1.01

How much do we deserve?
How much inequality can a democracy experience and survive? What is economic justice?
By Richard S. Gilbert 11.1.01

Hut schools for India's child laborers
The UUA Holdeen India Program supports schools for child laborers.
By David Zucchino 7.1.01

A brief introduction to India's caste system
India's constitution outlawed castes in 1950, but millions are still treated as outcastes.
By Staff Writer 7.1.01

Goals of the UU Holdeen India Program
Seven principles for a partnership with the oppressed.
By Staff Writer 7.1.01

Transforming the lives of India's 'broken people'
How the UU Holdeen India Program helps India's outcastes.
By David Zucchino 7.1.01

Memoir of King's eulogy for James Reeb
A witness's diary captures the torment and magic of James Reeb’s eulogy.
By Richard D. Leonard 5.1.01

Unfinished journey: Selma 1965
Unitarian Universalists responded to Martin Luther King Jr.'s call to Selma. Two gave their lives.
By Christopher L. Walton 5.1.01

Timeline of the Selma civil rights campaign
From Selma to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
By Christopher L. Walton 5.1.01

Witness to Reeb's death looks back
A witness to Selma's tragedies revisits the path of tears and learns to dry his own.
By Clark Olsen 5.1.01

Reclaiming the best of fatherhood
Roundtable discussion with Mary Pipher, William Doherty, and Neil Chethik.
By David Whitford 1.1.01

Winter mind
Emptiness, like silence, like love, is indeed a gift.
By Philip Simmons 1.1.01

Unitarian Universalists and Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhists
Greeley and Niwano's great friendship transcended national identity, culture, religion.
By Kimberly French 1.1.01

What do sons really need from their dads?
What losing a father teaches men about fatherhood.
By Neil Chethik 1.1.01

Tips for more confident fathering
Hands-on fathers help children thrive.
By William J. Doherty 1.1.01

The UUA's original Principles (1961)
The UUA's Principles from 1961 to 1985.

Living at the edge
By living in the present moment, we can find ourselves at the gateway to eternity.
By Philip Simmons 9.1.00

The UUA meets black power
BAC vs. BAWA, 1967-1971.
By Warren R. Ross 3.1.00

E.J. Graff asks what marriage is for
The author of a history of marriage says the time has come for same-sex marriage.
By Neil Miller 3.1.99

What's distinctive about UU relationships?
Unitarian Universalist principles for healty relationships.
By Neil Chethik and Kelly Flood 3.1.99

Stories from Universalist history
Stories of Universalists.
By David Reich 7.1.93

Universalism: 200 years and growing
The spirit of Universalism and the future of Unitarian Universalism.
By John Lovell 7.1.93

Claiming and reclaiming Universalism
Reflecting on the Unitarian and Universalist merger.
By Helene Knox 7.1.93