The sacred in images
If we look more carefully at the world around us, our eyes can be channels for the sacred.
By Harold Babcock in Spirit

Ted Kooser's poetry of the people
The U.S. poet laureate and winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize in poetry is a Unitarian Universalist.
By Dan Cryer in Life

Fred's war
A 40-year-old novel asks unnervingly relevant questions about soldiers in the moral chaos of war.
By Barbara W. Carlson in Life

Katrina’s aftermath
Unitarian Universalists work tirelessly to help the displaced residents of the Gulf Coast states.
By Michelle Bates Deakin in Life


The mind loves its old home.
By Ralph Waldo Emerson in Opening words

Staff changes
Here’s to the staff.
By Tom Stites in From the editor

Abundance and gratitude
What would it take to inspire our everyday generosity to the level of abundance?
By William G. Sinkford in Our calling

Mailbox, Winter 2005
What our readers tell us.
By Jane Greer in Letters

Letters, Winter 2005
Readers respond to the Fall 2005 issue.
in Letters

'Tis the season for your own family rituals
Many of us still struggle to find the right mix of family traditions for this time of year.
By Meg Cox in Forum

The joys and challenges of covenant groups
Some groups don't work because they weren't set up as covenant groups to begin with.
By Donald E. Skinner in Congregational life

UU church creates an outdoor labyrinth
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, is practicing a centuries-old tradition.
By Jane Greer in Congregational life

Vapor trails with fields
By Martyl Langsdorf in Reflections

Our shared faith
Each strand of our diverse tradition holds up a mirror to our lives and to the society in which we live.
By Commission on Appraisal in Reflections

Beyond the edge of the image
Thomas A. Baillieul's paintings tempt viewers to tell a story.
By Sonja L. Cohen in Reflections

Common ground
Can reverence for the earth bring us together across religious differences?
By Patricia Montley in Reflections

Value the dark
Meditation for the longest night.
By Patricia Montley in Reflections

Creche surprise
Dramatis personae, wrapped in old newsprint.
By David S. Blanchard in Reflections

Churches offer shelter from the storm
Working with other faith communities, Unitarian Universalist congregations are providing shelter to the homeless.
By Sonja L. Cohen in UU news

UU-UNO funds African AIDS orphans
Program funds school in Ghana for children who lost parents to AIDS.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Do UUs have theological common ground?
Two new books try to name the liberal theology that holds Unitarian Universalism together.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt in Bookshelf

Philip Simmons's wisdom
A documentary follows contributing editor Philip Simmons through his final months.
By Tom Stites in Bookshelf

Fascism in America?
Davidson Loehr and Charles Derber see fascism in contemporary American politics.
By Tom Stites in Bookshelf

Books by UU authors, Winter 2005
A selection of six books written by Unitarian Universalists.
By Staff Writer in Books by UU authors

What in the World?, Winter 2005
Questions for spiritual reflection and adult group discussions.
By Jane Greer in What in the World?

Ebenezer Scrooge's conversion
Charles Dickens's novels reflect the central ideas of 19th-century Unitarianism.
By Michael Timko in Looking back

Online Extras

Extended coverage of hurricane relief efforts

Winter holiday resources
Recommendations from the UUA's Lifespan Faith Development staff.
By Staff Writer

The new F-word?
The Rev. Dr. Davidson Loehr says fascism has come to America.
By Charles Derber

Essays by Philip Simmons from the UU World archives