The Rev. John A. Buehrens, president of the UUA from 1993 to 2001, is the author of several books, including the forthcoming Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice (Beacon Press, 2020).
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By John A. Buehrens
Spiritual friendship and social justiceJohn A. Buehrens
The Transcendentalists practiced the art of forming and maintaining spiritual friendships transcending differences of gender, social location, theology, politics, and race.
Selma at the cinemaJohn A. Buehrens
An important film introduces Unitarian Universalists Reeb and Liuzzo, but doesn't mention their faith.
The welcome tableJohn A. BuehrensHow the hospitality of progressive churches cultivates forgiveness and justice.
Marriage in the nineteenth centuryJohn A. BuehrensTwo books reveal the complexities of women's lives in Unitarian Boston.
Pacifists and pragmatistsJohn A. Buehrens
Progressive communities, including Unitarian Universalist congregations, are prone to painful rifts between pacifists and pragmatists.
Famous consultant and forgotten ministerJohn A. BuehrensGrandson of a slave, Clarence Bertrand Thompson was a Unitarian minister, management expert, and biochemist.