Illustration of the sun emerging over the curve of the earth, from space.
© Brian Stauffer/theispot


Why we’re ready for radical change
If nothing else, the past few months have definitively put the lie to the idea that late capitalist societies are incapable of seismic transformations on a deadline.
Ware Lecture by Naomi Klein

This is no ‘nation of immigrants’
Categorizing the United States as a “nation of immigrants” obscures the country’s settler colonial history and erases the violence of settler colonialism, genocide, and slavery.
Featured Presentation by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz


The future: no going back to normal
All of our culture’s accumulated debts—to our fellow humans and to the more-than-human world as well—are coming due at once. But it is also true that a staggering number of people now grasp the scale of our interlocking crises.
by Susan Frederick-Gray in From the president

Keeping the covenant of democracy
Four-page insert adapted from Tapestry of Faith lifespan faith development programs.
by the UUA Faith Development Office in Families Weave a Tapestry of Faith


Stop calling the police and start eradicating anti-Blackness
by the Unitarian Universalist Association

UU the Vote: All hands on deck
Build relationships with communities to make a difference now and in the future.
by Nicole Pressley

An unshakeable desire
Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout’s music ministry.
by Elaine McArdle

Youth and emerging adults cope with pandemic life
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, young UUs are figuring out their paths through unprecedented uncertainties.
by Andrea Dulanto

Chalice project helps unite a community
by Heather Beasley Doyle

Welcome to UUism: How do UUs mourn?
by Liz James

Pegasus Rising. © 2019 Paul Alan Bennett. 15 x 22 inches, print and gouache.

© 2019 Paul Alan Bennett

© 2019 Paul Alan Bennett


A pastoral letter to Black UUs
How is it with your spirit today? Today, my spirit is struck by grief.
by Lauren Smith

Finding the divine from a hospital bed
Once I got covid-19, I only had room for Now.
by Jennifer Joy Pawlitschek

Serving with the deepest respect and care
Chaplaincy is a deep expression of UU theology.
by Elaine McArdle

Creations: Pegasus rising
by Paul Alan Bennett

My faith keeps showing up for me
Is it possible that the most countercultural thing about me is that I go to church?
by Kate Landis

Marsha P. Johnson, in headband, and an unidentified woman, attend the second annual Stonewall anniversary march in New York City, June 21, 1971.

© 1971 Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images

© 1971 Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images


Policing is the glue of whiteness
Actual policework is often neither clean nor heroic.
by Howard Bryant

Behind the scenes of a ‘big experiment’: the first all-virtual GA
by Elaine McArdle

Music programs find challenges, creativity in move online
Congregational music programs had to adjust quickly when the coronavirus pandemic forced worship services online. Now many are facing the reality that they might not meet in person again until next spring.
by Joshua Eaton

Reflecting on lessons from Stonewall
Years after the Stonewall uprising, I finally understood concepts like respectability politics and intersectionality.
by Gail Geisenhainer

Recognizing lament
How might a UU ritual of lament help when you are driven to cry out?
by Myriam Renaud

Blog roundup
by Heather Christensen

Top ten online

Volunteers assemble grocery bags for a COVID-19 emergency food bank, run by Urban Partners Los Angeles’s Groceries For Our Neighbors program. UPLA shares a close relationship with First Unitarian Los Angeles, whose building is home to the food bank.

courtesy UPLA

courtesy UPLA


The print edition contains abridged versions of stories that may have appeared first on

What antiracism work looks like for two UU congregations and their partners
by Sherri Daye Scott

UUA urges congregations to remain virtual-only during pandemic
Unitarian Universalist Association urges its congregations to plan on virtual-only gatherings for next twelve months as COVID-19 continues to endanger lives.
by Christopher L. Walton

Almost 5,000 attend Virtual General Assembly
UUA’s first online-only General Assembly calls for solidarity with Indigenous communities, supports defunding police, and formalizes human rights investment screen.
by Christopher L. Walton

Commission on Institutional Change’s final report
by Jessica York, Carey McDonald, and Janice Marie Johnson

NASA names telescope for UU ‘Mother of Hubble’

Christina Rivera receives Angus H. MacLean Award

Congregational news
UUs offer help during pandemic; CLF gets new co-leaders.

Congregations partner with housing, food nonprofits amid pandemic
Kansas and Arizona churches serve as emergency shelters; California and New York churches provide groceries to people in need.
by Heather Beasley Doyle


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Audio recordings
Audio recordings of selected UU World stories.