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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

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

A courageous press confronts a deceptive government

Beacon Press and the Pentagon Papers.

Warren R. Ross 9/3/2001 September/October 2001

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

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

E.E. Cummings’s ‘firstness’

E.E. Cummings’s ‘firstness’

Cummings proclaimed the primacy of individual experience.

Kris Willcox Spring 2015

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

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

Sophia Lyon Fahs, revolutionary educator

Sophia Lyon Fahs, revolutionary educator

Starting in 1937, Fahs helped lead a Unitarian religious education revival.

Christopher L. Walton March/April 2003

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