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It came upon a Unitarian midnight clear

It came upon a Unitarian midnight clear

Edmund Hamilton Sears’s beloved carol longs for peace.

Ken Sawyer | 12/23/2002 | November/December 2002

Unitarian and Universalist roots of the American Red Cross

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.

Christopher L. Walton | 1/1/2002 | January/February 2002

A courageous press confronts a deceptive government

Wartime origins of the flaming chalice

Wartime origins of the flaming chalice

The flaming chalice, ubiquitous among Unitarian Universalist churches, was first used by the Unitarian Service Committee.

Dan Hotchkiss | 5/1/2001 | May/June 2001

Famous consultant and forgotten minister

Famous consultant and forgotten minister

Grandson of a slave, Clarence Bertrand Thompson was a Unitarian minister, management expert, and biochemist.

John A Buehrens | January/February 2004

E.E. Cummings’s ‘firstness’

E.E. Cummings’s ‘firstness’

Cummings proclaimed the primacy of individual experience.

Kris Willcox | Spring 2015

Ethical Culture's humanist legacy

Ethical Culture's humanist legacy

Unitarianism and Universalism have been liberal religious cousins to the Ethical Culture movement since its founding in 1876. Now an Ethical Society has joined the UUA.

Kimberly French | Fall 2008

Ephraim Nute, free-state minister

Ephraim Nute, free-state minister

New England Unitarians and other abolitionists helped found Lawrence, Kansas.

| September/October 2004

A. Powell Davies, preacher to the nation

A. Powell Davies, preacher to the nation

Unitarian minister was 'in the forefront of every assault upon intolerance and racial discrimination and injustice.'

Warren R. Ross | July/August 2002

Liberal Religious Youth merged fifty years ago

Liberal Religious Youth merged fifty years ago

Universalist and Unitarian youth organizations merged eight years before their denominations did.

Deborah J. Pope-Lance | November/December 2003

P.T. Barnum: The greatest faith on Earth

P.T. Barnum: The greatest faith on Earth

Circus promoter P.T. Barnum created ‘the greatest show on earth,’ but he was equally devoted to championing his religion, Universalism.

Hank Peirce | September/October 2003

UU publishing roots grow deep

UU publishing roots grow deep

UU World magazine descends from Unitarian and Universalist periodicals going back to 1819.

John Hurley | September/October 2000

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