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Adlai Stevenson, the original egghead

Adlai Stevenson, the original egghead

The last Unitarian nominated for president of the United States.

Kimberly French | 11/3/2008 | Winter 2008

Ted Sorensen, JFK's Unitarian speechwriter

Ted Sorensen, JFK's Unitarian speechwriter

In Kennedy's inaugural address, he concludes saying, "With history the final judge of our deeds . . ." That's not what other churches would say. That's Unitarianism.

Jane Greer | 10/20/2008 | Winter 2008

Do you have just enough anxiety?

Do you have just enough anxiety?

Anxiety can be a major source of energy in our lives and our organizations.

Robert Rosen | 9/29/2008 | Fall 2008

Assembly of a lesser god

Assembly of a lesser god

Belief and worship are powerful tools for organizing thought and behavior. If others get control of those tools, they can make us dance like puppets. But if we’re careful, we can learn to pull our own strings.

Doug Muder | 9/22/2008

Can spirituality help at work?

Can spirituality help at work?

In bookstores, spirituality is packaged as if it's a pep pill for overworked managers.

Stephanie Anagnoson | 9/1/2008 | Fall 2008

The avatar's advantage

The avatar's advantage

Cast your goals in mythic terms to make a lasting difference.

Tad Waddington | 7/28/2008 | Summer 2008

The self-reliant and the social reformers

The self-reliant and the social reformers

Transcendentalists were divided into several camps, just like their Unitarian Universalist heirs.

Jeff Wilson | 6/23/2008 | Summer 2008

Our congregationalist heritage

Our congregationalist heritage

Unitarian Universalists have held fast to one aspect of their Puritan roots: congregational polity.

| 5/12/2008 | Summer 2008

Why I'm sticking with classics

Why I'm sticking with classics

My reasons for reading Hawthorne, Melville, and Dante are hardly noble.

W. Frederick Wooden | 4/7/2008 | Spring 2008

Unfinished with Christianity

Unfinished with Christianity

Most Unitarian Universalists live in some kind of tension with Christianity. I wish we talked about this more.

Doug Muder | 3/24/2008

Adapting to children's needs for 200 years

Adapting to children's needs for 200 years

How Unitarian and Universalist religious education evolved over two centuries.

Kimberly French | 3/10/2008 | Spring 2008

Was your town a sundown town?

Was your town a sundown town?

How to find out if your community intentionally excluded African Americans.

James Loewen | 2/18/2008 | Spring 2008

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