Adin Ballou, practical utopian
Founder of Hopedale community taught 'nonresistance,' influenced Tolstoy, Gandhi, and King.
Power, religious faith, and social change
Two books take up the knotty challenge of citizen participation and the democratic process.
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.
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.
It came upon a Unitarian midnight clear
Edmund Hamilton Sears’s beloved carol longs for peace.
Unitarian and Universalist roots of the American Red Cross
Two volunteer organizations led by Unitarians and Universalists set a foundation for the American Red Cross.
An urgent encounter with Islam
A reading list in the aftermath of 9/11.
A courageous press confronts a deceptive government
Beacon Press and the Pentagon Papers.
Wartime origins of the flaming chalice
The flaming chalice, ubiquitous among Unitarian Universalist churches, was first used by the Unitarian Service Committee.
Why I sold my guns
Average citizens who think they can whip a concealed gun out to shoot down a bad guy are living under a dangerous illusion.
What do we mean when we say ‘religious experience’?
The answer depends on whom you ask, of course.
Books by UU authors, Winter 2008
A selection of books written by Unitarian Universalists.