American myths reconsidered
Five years after 9/11, Americans still live in the wreckage of old ideas. Religious liberals have a chance to build a new theology adequate to our complex times. Will we rise to the challenge?
By W. Frederick Wooden in Ideas

Drivin' their SUV song
Two Unitarian Universalists spoof the SUV craze with a catchy country song, promoting marriage equality as they go.
By Neil Miller in Life

General Assembly 2006
Environmental issues dominate the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalist leaders.
By Tom Stites in News


Coming to the end of a chapter
Major staff transitions.
By Tom Stites in From the editor

Sexuality education, standing on the side of love
It's time to put our energy into a sustained fight for comprehensive sexuality education.
By William G. Sinkford in Our calling

Letters, Fall 2006
Readers respond to the Summer 2006 issue.
in Letters

Mailbox, Fall 2006
What our readers tell us.
By Jane Greer in Letters

Hungry for democracy
Americans are reclaiming their political voices from the power of concentrated wealth.
By Frances Moore Lappe in Forum

Summer religious education gains popularity
Children need religious education in the summer, too.
By Donald E. Skinner in Congregational life

UU congregation celebrates 325-year-old building
Hingham, Mass., church dates to Puritan era.
By Jane Greer in Spiritual landmarks

Of hummingbirds and immigrants
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Of hummingbirds and immigrants
'Hummingbirds migrate north and south just like we do. They are our kin.'
By Enrique Gomez

Tower of peace
A sculptor responds to 9/11.
By Naoma Powell and Kenneth Sutton in Reflections

Writing a new world
Some writers use words as weapons. Let's use them to connect and heal instead.
By Mary Pipher in Reflections

Poem for an inked daughter
A mother reaches across the generations.
By Jean Wyrick in Reflections

Truth revealed through human experience.
By Amy Kindred and Kenneth Sutton in Reflections

Original perfection?
Original Sin isn't a good idea. Expecting perfection isn't, either.
By David Hubner in Reflections

Miracle flowers
The persistence of beauty in New Orleans.
By Marta I. Valentin in Reflections

New UU professorship at Harvard
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Harvard announces professorship in Unitarian Universalist studies
Funding completed for Ralph Waldo Emerson Professor; scholar will study Unitarian Universalism and other liberal religious traditions.
By Jane Greer and Christopher L. Walton in UU news

'Welcoming Congregations' exceed 50%
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UUA marks Welcoming program milestone
500th Unitarian Universalist congregation votes to extend full welcome to bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender people.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Insurance plan offers coverage for church staff
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New health-care plan for ministers, church staff
New national health-care plan in the works for UU church staff.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

UUA Principles to undergo routine review
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Time to review the Principles
UUA commission, trustees announce review of central covenant between congregations; mandated review is overdue.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Anti-abortion group targets church in South
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Anti-abortionists target UU church in Mississippi
Members of Operation Save America demonstrate at Jackson church as part of effort to close Mississippi's last abortion clinic.
By Jane Greer in UU news

Immigration issue in their backyard
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Immigration 'close to home' for Southwestern UUs
Border state UUs concerned about Mexican immigrant rights.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Tree-planting ministry takes root
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Tree-planting ministry takes root
Simple act of planting trees can lessen global warming
By Donald E. Skinner in Feature

UU minister's 'American Creed' on TV
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Unitarian minister's TV special celebrates 'American Creed'
Hallmark Channel features Forrest Church's primer on America's founding ideals.
By Richard Higgins in UU news

UU tackles patient safety after tragedy
Ilene Corina of the South Nassau UU Congregation became an activist after her son's death in 1990.
By Jane Greer in UU news

Same-sex marrieds, two years later
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Legally married same-sex couples--two years later
UU gay and lesbian couples reflect on life after Massachusetts marriage ceremonies.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Secularism and tolerance after 9/11
Isn't religion supposed to be fading away?
By Doug Muder in Bookshelf

Musicians’ network offers children’s songbook
Thirty songs for children's choirs and worship services.
By Christopher L. Walton in Bookshelf

Books by UU authors, Fall 2006
A selection of books written by Unitarian Universalists.
By Christopher L. Walton in Books by UU authors

What in the World? Fall 2006
Questions for spiritual reflection and adult group discussions.
By Jane Greer in What in the World?

Black inventor helped found Queens church
Son of slaves invented key elements of lightbulb.
By Kimberly French in Looking back

Online Extras

Does tolerance disarm religious liberals?
The author of 'The End of Faith' has good news and bad news for Unitarian Universalists.
By Warren R. Rossin Bookshelf