Adaptation and defiance
Climate change requires adaptation, but it also calls for defiance.
By Jeffrey A. Lockwood in Ideas

Bound in covenant
Congregational covenants are declarations of interdependence.
By Victoria Safford in Ideas

UUA to purchase new Boston headquarters
Board approves lease-to-purchase agreement for 24 Farnsworth Street in Boston’s Seaport District.
By Michelle Bates Deakin in News

'The end of an era'
Kay Montgomery has held the number two position on the UUA staff for almost thirty years, becoming its 'heart and nervous system.'
By Elaine McArdle in Life


This magazine's future
Please take our readership survey.
By Christopher L. Walton in From the editor

Trust the dawning future
Leaving Beacon Hill for a modern headquarters is a huge move for the UUA.
By Peter Morales in From the president

'The only place I can really be me'
Summer camps help kids build their Unitarian Universalist identity.
By Nicole Sweeney Etter in Life

Newtown gives gun-control advocates' work new urgency
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New urgency spurs advocate for gun control
Pennsylvania UU continues decade-long quest to prevent gun violence.
By Elaine McArdle in UU news

Home of the Inness Jr. paintings
Florida church home to largest collection of paintings by George Inness Jr.
By Allison Bennett in Spiritual landmarks

Magic Mondays
Three decades later, a weekly women's group is still going strong.
By Cathy Callen in Life

ZIP code: 02043
Old Ship Church, First Parish, Hingham, Massachusetts.
By Sonja L. Cohen in Zip code

Where is your water from?
When you pour water into your congregation's Water Communion bowl, where will it come from?
By Sonja L. Cohen in Life

May you have ease of well-being
Do I really want to spend this entire day with whatever might come up about my mother?
By Kim K. Crawford Harvie in Spirit

Calling, part two
Being in the world who I was created to be.
By Nancy Shaffer in Spirit

Drawing from a 'weird and highly focused comfort zone.'
By Kaaren Anderson in Spirit

Meaning in the midst of war
Easy answers lead to difficult questions. So why not just start with the questions?
By George Tyger in Spirit

Installation: Valley UU Congregation, Chandler, Arizona
Wooden panels created by and for the congregation.
By Janice Pittsley in Spirit

A mélange of garbage / and triumphant blooms.
By Peg Duthie in Spirit

Families: Weave a Tapestry of Faith; Yoga in the Right Place (pdf)

UUs form Kandahar congregation
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In Afghanistan, UUs light chalice in new congregation
The Kandahar Crossing UU Fellowship is a peaceful refuge in a war zone.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Film illuminates Unitarian heroes
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'Two Who Dared' puts UUSC founders' heroism on film
Documentary depicts little-known story of Martha and Waitstill Sharp’s efforts to save Jews and dissidents during WWII.
By Michelle Bates Deakin in UU news

Congregations share in revival
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Virginia revival joins three congregations and campus ministry
500 worshipers gather for rousing service in college community.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Massachuetts congregations funds town gun buybacks
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First Parish Bedford funds gun buyback program
Massachusetts congregation seeks to ‘do something’ in response to Newtown massacre.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Politician tells minister to leave
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Legislator tells Wyoming minister to leave the state
Unitarian Universalist minister’s letter on gun control raises ire of state representative who says, ‘by all means, leave.’
By Michelle Bates Deakin in UU news

Environmental justice, elections on tap at 2013 General Assembly
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Environmental justice, elections on tap at 2013 General Assembly
Eboo Patel and Wendell Berry are among the featured speakers at Louisville, Ky., meeting in June.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Monitoring and GA top board agenda
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Board considers impact of biennial General Assemblies
President tells UUA trustees that monitoring reports are of 'little value'; young adults and people of color express concerns about biennial GA.
By Michelle Bates Deakin in UU news

Ministers gather for learning, leisure
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In Florida, ministers gather for learning and leisure
Second UU Ministers Association Institute draws 440 clergy for worship, courses, and collegiality.
By Michelle Bates Deakin in UU news

Congregational news
Brief congregational news items from the Summer 2013 issue.
By Michelle Bates Deakin and Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Sheltering the faith
Brief news items about congregational building programs.
By Allison Bennett in UU news

2013 General Assembly to choose new moderator
Election resources from 'UU World' and the Unitarian Universalist Association.
By Christopher L. Walton in UU news

How Congregations Can Respond to Hate Crimes

Off-site voting at GA expands
UUA hopes for 100 off-site delegates at June General Assembly.
By Donald E. Skinner in Inside

Fossil fuel divestment is not the answer
We need a rising tide of pressure pushing for a sustainable future.
By Tim Brennan in Ideas

Fossil fuel divestment is moral, strategic
Money is an instrument of moral choice.
By Fred Small in Ideas

Olympia Brown: pioneering minister, women's suffragist
Ordained in 1863, Brown was the first woman ordained with full denominational authority in America.
By Laurie Carter Noble in Looking back

The boys next door
To stop rape culture we need to start by talking to our boys.
By Deb Werrlein in Ideas

What is the nature of nature?
Kenneth Patton, Henry David Thoreau, and James Luther Adams on 'nature.'
By Myriam Renaud in Ideas

Letters, Summer 2013
Readers respond to the Spring 2013 issue.
in Letters

Blog roundup, Summer 2013
Online responses to UU World.
By Heather Christensen in Letters

Traffic report, Summer 2013
Top ten stories at
By Christopher L. Walton in Letters

Online Extras

Readership Survey

Audio recordings of selected essays

The surprising success of lifeboat faith
Unitarian Universalism cannot thrive if we don’t at least understand the appeal of religions that give people identity and direction.
By Doug Muderin Ideas

Kite mother
I kept hoping that one day I would up and be the mother from the greeting card picture.
By Meg Barnhousein Spirit

Wrestling with Easter
We need a secular Easter mythology.
By Doug Muderin Ideas

Writing to the general
Or, how I realized that copying letters for Amnesty International was a spiritual discipline.
By James Ishmael Fordin Spirit

I'm going to have to let me go
Who is really in control here?
By Meg Barnhousein Spirit

Sacred ground
The Boston Marathon bombings desecrated a public ritual and a beloved place. No wonder the attack feels so personal.
By John Gibb Millspaughin Life

My bloody closet
I found five tags that say "Made in Bangladesh," but I don't know what to do next.
By Doug Muderin Ideas

Consultant to aid impasse between UUA board, administration
Trustees and executive staff agree to hire help to resolve long-standing tensions.
By Michelle Bates Deakinin UU news