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Preventing nuclear terrorism

Preventing nuclear terrorism

Why is our government doing so little to keep weapons-grade nuclear material out of terrorists' hands?

| 1/1/2005 | January/February 2005

James Luther Adams's examined faith

James Luther Adams's examined faith

Faith is not fundamentally about one's beliefs but about one's commitments.

Christopher L. Walton | 1/1/2005 | January/February 2005

The free press and free people

The free press and free people

Journalists are involved in something essential to the concept of free people and a functioning and sustainable democracy.

William F. Woo | 11/1/2004 | November/December 2004

The pages of sin

Kindergarten’s radical advocate

Kindergarten’s radical advocate

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody saw her educational work as part of a larger effot to reform human society.

Christopher L. Walton | 7/1/2004 | July/August 2004

What can Jewish Orthodoxy teach us?

What can Jewish Orthodoxy teach us?

Engaging my ancestral Judaism enriches my Unitarian Universalism, despite Orthodox Judaism's condemnation of partial Jews like me.

Elizabeth Lerner Maclay | 5/1/2004 | May/June 2004

Human origins and human futures

Science and its metaphors

Science and its metaphors

The Unitarian Universalist tradition has historically affirmed both faith and reason, worship and science.

Christopher L. Walton | 11/1/2003 | November/December 2003

The reclamation of liberalism

The reclamation of liberalism

What conservative Fareed Zakaria and democratic-socialist James Luther Adams have in common.

John Weston | 9/1/2003 | September/October 2003

Adin Ballou, practical utopian

Adin Ballou, practical utopian

Founder of Hopedale community taught 'nonresistance,' influenced Tolstoy, Gandhi, and King.

Christopher L. Walton | 7/1/2003 | July/August 2003

Power, religious faith, and social change

Power, religious faith, and social change

Two books take up the knotty challenge of citizen participation and the democratic process.

Rosemary Bray McNatt | 3/1/2003 | March/April 2003

Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin: Astronomer and pioneer

Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin: Astronomer and pioneer

The brilliant astronomer who was also the first woman to receive tenure on Harvard’s faculty also taught Sunday school at her Unitarian church.

Herbert F. Vetter | 1/1/2003 | January/February 2003

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