Hands holding coffee berries

© Air Nonken

© Air Nonken

Our radical teachers
In Nicaragua, women cultivate power and share their wisdom with UU feminists from the United States.
by Air Nonken

Coffee hour central
We turned coffee hour into a social gateway for personal growth and community connection.
by Seth Fisher


Grab a cup, let’s talk​
by Christopher L. Walton in From the editor

Becoming the religious people we want to be
by Susan Frederick-Gray in From the president

You, me, and the sea (PDF)
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


Living the emergency
Climate activists turn to civil disobedience at the risk of serving prison time.
by Alexandra Varney McDonald 

Levi Draheim chants as he marches with thousands down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., during the People’s Climate March on April 29, 2017.

© Robin Loznak/Zuma Wire/Alamy Live News

© 2017 Robin Loznak/Zuma Wire/Alamy Live News

Youngest climate plaintiff
A 10-year-old UU is part of a landmark climate lawsuit.
by Sherri Scott

Q&A: Elaine McArdle
UU World senior editor is co-author of The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind.
by Christopher L. Walton

Creating community
A congregation bonds over a collaborative quilt project.
by Sonja L. Cohen

The unwanted gift of a new chair
Give up on the project of fixing people and just listen.
by Bruce T. Marshall


8.5 x 9 feet, applique quilt.

© Lori G. Sargent

© Lori G. Sargent

On the days I eat
In my forties, it dawned on me that it was not too late to become a musician.
by Colleen McDonald

Creations: Together we grow
Quilt by Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church

Visiting our First Source at the hospital
by Ali Jablonsky


illustration of T'Challa/Black Panther.

© Mark Alvarado & Sam Watson

© Mark Alvarado ( and Sam Watson (

Wakanda or Watts
Is Unitarian Universalism an oasis or a war zone for blacks? 
by Adam Lawrence Dyer

What sustains your breath?
A metaphor for resilience.
by Trudi Frazel

The Universalist Klansman
Unitarians and Universalists haven’t always challenged white supremacy.
by Colin Bossen

Astronomer’s legacy in miniature
LEGO celebrates Unitarian Universalist astronomer Nancy Grace Roman.
by Sonja L. Cohen

Blog roundup 
by Heather Christensen

Top ten online


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

Youth from UU Church West at the March for Our Lives in Milwaukee, March 24, 2018.

© Suzelle Lynch

© Suzelle Lynch

UU youth on guns: ‘I want to be the change’
Florida congregation paid to send 23 non-UU students to Washington march.
by Michael Hart, 3/27/18

Religious professionals of color report conflicts
Commission for Institutional Change calls attention to ‘disparate treatment of people of color’ by churches. 
by Elaine McArdle, 3/29/18

Board prepares bylaw changes for 2018 GA
Changes will simplify social witness resolutions process, remove gendered language, and allow for co-moderators.
by Elaine McArdle, 3/2/18

Northern New England District board recommends dissolving district
District serving congregations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont is part of the UUA’s New England Region. Two of the four districts in that region have already dissolved.
by Christopher L. Walton, 3/22/18

Lawsuit settled against Arpaio for workplace raids
UUA president was among the plaintiffs in the suit.
by Elaine McArdle, 2/9/18

Winter storms bring climate change concerns to UUA’s Boston HQ
Historic storm surges have flooded Boston’s Seaport District, forcing the closure of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s offices for several days.
by Christopher L. Walton 1/4/18, 3/1/18

Presidential candidates reflect on 2017 campaign
Process leading to 2017 UUA election did not anticipate a nominee dropping out.
by Elaine McArdle, 4/18/18

News briefs: Donor gives camp an observatory
Flooding brings fish into meeting house basement; Mt. Lebanon church celebrates building expansion; Madison society marks fiftieth anniversary.
by Sonja L. Cohen and Rachel Walden

Clergy obituaries
Abridged for print from the full obituaries published by the UU Ministers Association. In this issue: Richard L. Allen, Sarah Barber-Braun, Alan G. Deale, Homer “Jerry” A. Goddard III, Eugene W. Kreves, Robert H. MacPherson, Berkley L. Moore, Peter Lee Scott, Elizabeth “Bets” Wienecke.


Chiwetel-Ejiofor is the Rev. Carlton Pearson in Netflix's film "Come Sunday."

© Netflix

© Netflix

Netflix dramatizes Pentecostal preacher’s conversion to Universalism
Ira Glass first brought the Rev. Carlton Pearson’s story to This American Life. Now, with Chiwetel Ejiofor as Pearson, Glass brings the story to your television.
by Kimberly French, 5/7/18

Unitarian Universalists are people who put windows in doors
Putting holes in things that used to be solid is hard. Some days there is broken glass everywhere.
by Liz James, 2/19/18

UU World Digital
Subscribe to the digital replica edition, optimized for tablets, laptops, and desktops.
by Advanced Publishing

Audio recordings
Audio recordings of selected UU World stories.
by Don Hymel