Kris Willcox is a contributing editor for UU World. She is a writer and Unitarian Universalist with roots in the mountain west and a home in the Boston area. She spends her days writing for universities and other nonprofit organizations. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Vela, Cimarron Review, Literary Mama, and other publications.
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By Kris Willcox
In cohousing communities, UU seniors are finding new ways to ‘age in place’Kris Willcox
Nearly 13 percent of cohousing residents identify as Unitarian Universalists, according to a 2012 survey.
‘Always in beta’Kris Willcox
The Church of the Larger Fellowship celebrates seventy-five years of innovative ministry.
What we want at the endKris Willcox
Talking about how we hope to die can help avoid needless suffering for our loved ones as well as for ourselves.
Genre makeoverKris Willcox
In conventional women’s fiction, writer Olive Higgins Prouty created a bold new type of heroine.
Roger Nash Baldwin, Unitarian co-founder of ACLUKris Willcox
Unitarian co-founder of the ACLU helped to define and defend civil liberties.
Humanism at 100Kris Willcox
Across a century of change, Humanism has continued to evolve.
Nathaniel Currier, printmaker of the American mythosKris Willcox
Printmaker Nathaniel Currier (1813–1888) grew up Unitarian and later joined the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York.
A life of magic and ministryKris Willcox
John Nicholls Booth found acclaim and controversy in a career that took him from stage to pulpit.
A record of things wonderfulKris Willcox
An atheist reckons with God, kids, and the Unitarian Universalist church.
At 150, Beatrix Potter continues to delightKris Willcox
The beloved children’s author was also a talented scientific illustrator and conservationist.
James Lord Pierpont and the mystery of 'Jingle Bells'Kris WillcoxThe debate over where the Unitarian wrote the holiday favorite rages on.
Charles Follen’s Christmas treeKris Willcox
How a man whose passions were religious freedom and the abolition of slavery came to be known as the father of American Christmas trees.
‘I see you. You’re there. You’re not forgotten.’Kris Willcox
The Church of the Larger Fellowship’s Worthy Now Prison Ministry serves nearly 1,000 people in prison.
Still hungryKris Willcox
In my religious journey, I’m glad to be free, but I am still hungry.
The spectrum of inclusionKris Willcox
Unitarian Universalist communities are learning to value the many forms of neurodiversity.
E.E. Cummings’s ‘firstness’Kris Willcox
Cummings proclaimed the primacy of individual experience.