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America's first cemetery, Unitarian-style

America's first cemetery, Unitarian-style

Boston's 175-year-old Mount Auburn Cemetery reflects Unitarian views of death.

Kimberly French | 5/28/2007 | Spring 2007

Pilgrims' 400-year legacy alive in Plymouth

Pilgrims' 400-year legacy alive in Plymouth

The congregation established by the Pilgrims in 1620 belongs to the Unitarian Universalist Association today.

Kimberly French | 11/20/2006 | Winter 2006

Black inventor helped found Queens church

Black inventor helped found Queens church

Son of slaves invented key elements of lightbulb.

Kimberly French | 10/30/2006 | Fall 2006

St. Louis, first Unitarian outpost in the West

St. Louis, first Unitarian outpost in the West

The first Unitarian church west of the Mississippi River was formed in 1835.

Suzanne Meyer | 6/19/2006 | Summer 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

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

He found a planet and founded a church

He found a planet and founded a church

At 24, Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto. He later helped found a Unitarian Universalist church.

Kimberly French | 10/3/2005 | Fall 2005

Universalist manifesto

William Ellery Channing's public faith

William Ellery Channing's public faith

The leader of the early Unitarians proclaimed, ‘I thank God that my own lot is bound up with that of the human race.’

Jack Mendelsohn | 3/1/2005 | March/April 2005

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

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

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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