The reclamation of liberalism
What conservative Fareed Zakaria and democratic-socialist James Luther Adams have in common.
Power, religious faith, and social change
Two books take up the knotty challenge of citizen participation and the democratic process.
Religious dialogue in a divided world
Khaled Abou El Fadl calls for Muslim dialogue; Yossi Klein Halevi looks for interfaith partners in Israel and Palestine.
An urgent encounter with Islam
A reading list in the aftermath of 9/11.
Books To Note
Book introduces Unitarian Universalism to young children
Theodore Parker, heretical prophet
Theodore Parker did more to establish our justice-seeking heritage than anyone else, but he did so out of his own struggle to understand God.
The wellspring of American nature writing
Walden remains uncannily ‘addressed to our condition exactly,’ 150 years after its publication.
Charles Dickens and the notion of evil
Although his true villains are never redeemed, Dickens' novels demonstrate that good wins in the end.
Book to note: 'Gobble, gobble'
Award-winning illustrator, a UU, depicts lives of wild turkeys.
Religious liberalism of America's 'founding fathers'
Gary Kowalski's new book celebrates the Enlightenment faith of America's Revolutionary leadership.
'Fist Stick Knife Gun' as a graphic novel
Geoffrey Canada's memoir adapted by artist Jamar Nicholas.