The Tyger and the Lamb
Faith in authority divides the self and endangers the world. But faith in each other, a covenantal faith, can bring personal and global peace.
By Dennis McCarty in Ideas

How to raise a mensch
Cultivating your child's ethical and spiritual growth.
By Debra W. Haffner in Life

'The threshold of a new era'
Unitarian Universalist Association's General Assembly resounds with calls for liberal leadership.
By Kimberly French in Life

Biggest coffee hour imaginable
First impressions of a first-time General Assembly goer.
By Kimberly French in Spirit

General Assembly endorses youth 'empowerment'
UUA’s 2008 convention asks for annual reports from congregations and denominational groups about youth and young adult empowerment.
By Jane Greer and Christopher L. Walton in News

GA having a 'green' impact


Whose am I?
You can’t be a person by yourself.
By Victoria Safford in Opening words

Good news for parents
Debra W. Haffner's new book is full of good news about raising children.
By Christopher L. Walton in From the editor

Learning from the interfaith world
Four lessons for Unitarian Universalists in interfaith work.
By William G. Sinkford in Our calling

Letters, Fall 2008
Readers respond to the Summer 2008 issue.
By Jane Greer in Letters

Blog roundup, Fall 2008
Online responses to 'UU World.'
By Shelby Meyerhoff in Letters

Traffic report, Fall 2008
Top ten stories at
By Christopher L. Walton in Letters

Do you have just enough anxiety?
Anxiety can be a major source of energy in our lives and our organizations.
By Robert Rosen in Forum

More congregations create addiction ministries
125 Unitarian Universalist congregations now offer ministries to people struggling with addiction.
By Donald E. Skinner in Congregational life

Rowe Camp chapel fully renovated
101-year-old building serves UU camp founded in 1924.
By Jane Greer in Congregational life

Letter to a new parent
Your heart will be worn and joyous, wise and beat up, and full of sorrow and amazement.
By Meg Barnhouse

Song Sparrows in the Hosta Forest
Familiar growing, living things.
By Claire B. Clements in Reflections

Carnival in Trinidad
Inner journeys.
By Marjean Willett in Reflections

How it feels to be 80
The only really upsetting thing about being old is realizing that I'm not going to see how everything comes out.
By Richard D. Leonard in Reflections

Bad news in the ER
'Your son was at a concert when he collapsed.'
By Emily Ferrara in Reflections

Rain on water
The sky echoes the underwater world.
By Freya Manfred in Reflections

Gay UU couples marry in Calif.
Featured online in another form:
California Unitarian Universalists celebrate same-sex marriages
Unitarian Universalist couples, ministers, congregations celebrate now-legal marriages.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

UUA presidential hopefuls talk at GA
Featured online in another form:
UUA presidential candidates take questions at GA
Laurel Hallman and Peter Morales talk about presidential priorities.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Gunman kills two in Knoxville UU church
Featured online in another form:
Two Unitarian Universalists killed in church shooting
Knoxville shooter may have been motivated by ‘hatred of the liberal movement.’
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Church resource sharing studied
Featured online in another form:
UUA team studies resource distribution to congregations
'Congregations Come First' task force looks at ways to support Unitarian Universalist congregations.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Churches with extended sites on the increase
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UU congregations support extended sites
Churches nurture growth through satellite locations.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Sinkford speaks at summit before G8
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Sinkford speaks at religious summit before G8 meeting
Interfaith gathering urges action on climate change, nuclear disarmament, and terrorism.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Green Sanctuary to move to UUA
Featured online in another form:
UUA to administer Green Sanctuary program
UUA to take over environmental program from UU Ministry for Earth
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Burmese flood relief
Featured online in another form:
UUA, UUSC raise funds for Burmese cyclone victims
Repressive government, poor infrastructure hamper relief efforts.
By Jane Greer in UU news

Dan Brody seeks reelection as UUA financial advisor
Newton, Mass., finance expert seeks second term as UUA officer at 2009 General Assembly.
By Jane Greer in UU news

District support for flood victims
Featured online in another form:
UUA districts in Midwest raise funds for flood relief
Churches stay dry, but some Unitarian Universalists lose homes.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Seven Principles review process explained
Featured online in another form:
Commission outlines process for reviewing Principles and Purposes
Any changes to UUA's covenant will be presented to 2009 General Assembly.
By Warren R. Ross in UU news

Can spirituality help at work?
In bookstores, spirituality is packaged as if it's a pep pill for overworked managers.
By Stephanie Anagnoson in Bookshelf

Books by UU authors, Fall 2008
A selection of books written by Unitarian Universalists.
By Rosalie Davis and Jane Greer in Books by UU authors

Children’s questions, covenants, and anxiety
Questions for spiritual reflection and adult group discussions.
By Jane Greer in What in the World?

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.
By Kimberly French in Looking back

Online Extras

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A bench by the road
The author of 'Beloved' wrote her novel because there was 'no suitable memorial' to slaves.
By Toni Morrisonin Feature

The stages of rest
Four stages of burnout and recovery as the church year draws to a close.
By Doug Muder

Forgive us our secrets
People keep secrets for all kinds of reasons, even Unitarian Universalists.
By Doug Muder

Prayer in the aftermath of hate
Words of grief and consolation after a deadly attack on the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville.
By Stephen M. Shick