‘UU the Vote’ mobilizes for a decisive election
UU the Vote organizers say the 2020 elections are ‘all-hands-on-deck’ for Unitarian Universalists, whose values are on the line.
by Arthur Hirsch

Oil painting 'Indians in Council, California', by Albert Bierstadt, 1872. Dark night scene, people in foreground and mountain in background.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The problem with wilderness
The idea of wilderness, as conceived by preservationists and conservationists, was a white-settler social construct that imagined an unpeopled, wild landscape and helped justify the removal of Indigenous people and the denial of their land rights. 
by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

The UUA Leadership Council is 42 percent people of color in January 2020.

© 2020 Ted Resnikoff

© 2020 Ted Resnikoff

New hiring practices help UUA live into its values
Careful attention to hiring practices has diversified the UUA staff. Now 42 percent of top positions are held by people of color.
by Elaine McArdle


How are you caring for your spirit?
It is essential that we find ways to breathe life into that which reminds us of our power, our humanity, our compassion, and our interdependence.
by Susan Frederick-Gray in From the president

Thank you
Your congregation’s support for the UUA’s Annual Program Fund makes vital work possible. For the past 50 years,UU World has been a tangible thank-you for that support.
by Christopher L. Walton in From the editor

Stock phonto of a boy standing on a rocky outcrop near the ocean, wearing a cape with his arms outstretched.

© wonry/iStock

© wonry/iStock

The power of the wind
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


Teens in an innovative youth program bring vibrancy to the Carlisle, Mass., UU church.

© 2019 Ilene Perlman

© 2019 Ilene Perlman

Breakthrough Congregation: Teens lead the way
A Breakthrough Congregation’s teen-led religious education program revitalizes First Religious Society in Carlisle, Massachusetts.
by Heather Beasley Doyle

Love what you love
We can be cheerleaders for people’s simple joys—even if we don’t share them.
by Erika A. Hewitt

The Rev. Tet Gallardo at the UU Church of the Philippines National Office.

UU Church of the Philippines

Courtesy UU Church of the Philippines

Meet Rev. Tet
UU Church of the Philippines president is breaking new ground.
by Elaine McArdle

Soul Box project sends message on gun violence
by Elaine McArdle

‘Keep pushing on’
Teen activist Sophia Geiger fights for climate justice.
by Jim Ross

Welcome to UUism: How does someone become a UU minister?
by Liz James


Loss, poetry and the ballast of faith
My UU faith—and my parents’ lived examples—informed my thinking about living and dying, sustaining and influencing me more than I realized.
by Kathryn Hamilton Warren

Meditation: Come into this room
by Susan Maginn (UUA WorshipWeb)

Poem: ‘Illegal’ immigrants & legal inhumanity
by Everett Hoagland

Poem: Constancy
by Margaret Krell

All theologies come from a perspective
Contextual theologies seek to change society and the use of power in society.
by Jonalu Johnstone


Kindness to the thousandth generation
We matter and our actions matter in ways much broader and deeper than we could ever know.
by Ana Levy-Lyons

My Black is BLUU
The Harper-Jordan Memorial Symposium declared a Black-centered theology as worth remembering, centering, and fighting for.
by Marchaé Grair

Looking Back: ‘UU World’ turns 50
Throughout many changes, this magazine has remained a benefit of membership in a UU congregation.
by Tom Stites

New generation of leaders in the Philippines
How the UU Church of the Philippines came to be, and how it continues to evolve.
by Joseph Santos-Lyons

‘Le Christ du silence‘ by Odilon Redon, between 1890 and 1907, Petit Palais, musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris

Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris

Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris

Trading messiah for mentor
Jesus for Unitarian Universalists.
by Joy Berry, Jonalu Johnstone, Crystal Lewis, and Scott McNeill

Letters to the editor

Blog roundup
by Heather Christensen

Top ten online


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

Police officers tell the Rev. Forrest Gilmore, who is dressed as a pink and purple unicorn, to leave before arresting him at a farmers' market in Bloomington, Indiana, where he and others have been protesting a vendor with ties to white supremacy groups.

© 2019 Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/Sipa USA via AP Images

© 2019 Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/Sipa USA via AP Images

Costumed antiracist protesters arrested
Unitarian Universalist minister, four other activists arrested protesting white supremacists at farmers’ market in Indiana.
by Elaine McArdle (Dec. 2, 2019)

Kansas church wins battle to host homeless shelter
Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church wins court battle to house homeless people in Lenexa, Kansas.
by Heather Beasley Doyle (Dec. 20, 2019)

Congregational news
NAACP honors Illinois church, historic church achieves carbon neutrality, and more.
by Elaine McArdle

Board nominates Riley, Du Mond for UUA co-moderator position
by Elaine McArdle

UU leaders respond to antisemitic attacks

UUA, UU groups condemn U.S. escalation with Iran

‘Wake Now Our Vision’ campaign will ‘impact our faith for generations’
Collaborative campaign garnered more than $100 million in new legacy gift intentions.
by Laura Randall

Starr King selling campus, moving to Oakland
by Elaine McArdle

Clergy obituaries
Abridged for print from the full obituaries published by the UU Ministers Association.


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Audio recordings of selected UU World stories.