Adin Ballou, practical utopian
Founder of Hopedale community taught 'nonresistance,' influenced Tolstoy, Gandhi, and King.
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.
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.
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.
Famous consultant and forgotten minister
Grandson of a slave, Clarence Bertrand Thompson was a Unitarian minister, management expert, and biochemist.
E.E. Cummings’s ‘firstness’
Cummings proclaimed the primacy of individual experience.
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.
Ephraim Nute, free-state minister
New England Unitarians and other abolitionists helped found Lawrence, Kansas.
A. Powell Davies, preacher to the nation
Unitarian minister was 'in the forefront of every assault upon intolerance and racial discrimination and injustice.'
Liberal Religious Youth merged fifty years ago
Universalist and Unitarian youth organizations merged eight years before their denominations did.