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UU author wins Newbery for 'Criss Cross'

UU author wins Newbery for 'Criss Cross'

Thoughtful teen novel weaves in themes from various world religions.

Keith Kron | 6/5/2006 | Summer 2006

The Magdalene code

The Magdalene code

Deciphering the woman misrepresented by the church fathers and ‘The Da Vinci Code.’

Elizabeth Lerner Maclay | 5/15/2006

Marriage in the nineteenth century

Marriage in the nineteenth century

Two books reveal the complexities of women's lives in Unitarian Boston.

John A. Buehrens | 5/8/2006 | Spring 2006

Hands-on environmentalism

Hands-on environmentalism

Landowners, environmentalists, and policymakers worked together to preserve a bear's habitat.

Brent Haglund | 4/17/2006 | Spring 2006

Counterculture church?

Counterculture church?

How American culture transforms—and is sometimes transformed by—liberal religion.

Christopher L. Walton | 4/3/2006 | Spring 2006

UUSC led on Central American human rights

UUSC led on Central American human rights

Three years before he was murdered, El Salvador's Archbishop Oscar Romero told us: 'Tell the world what is happening here.'

Richard Scobie | 3/20/2006 | Spring 2006

Onward, Buddhist soldiers?

Onward, Buddhist soldiers?

What does it mean to talk about 'peaceful' or 'violent' religions?

Jeff Wilson | 3/13/2006

Incendiary speech

Incendiary speech

In the 'cartoon controversy,' principles of free speech and mutual respect collide.

Forrest Church | 3/6/2006

Myths of terror

Myths of terror

This year's best picture nominees each tackle the 'socio-myths' of terror.

Jeffry John Stein | 3/6/2006

How husbands say 'I love you'

How husbands say 'I love you'

Men and women both value their marriages, but a new book finds three distinctive male ways of expressing it.

Neil Chethik | 2/13/2006 | Summer 2006

How big is your God?

How big is your God?

Martin Luther King Jr. served a troublesome, dangerous, demanding God who breaks down our divisions.

Thomas Mikelson | 1/16/2006

Ebenezer Scrooge’s conversion

Ebenezer Scrooge’s conversion

Charles Dickens’s novels reflect the central ideas of nineteenth-century Unitarianism.

Michael Timko | 12/19/2005 | Winter 2005

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