What torture has taught me
Twelve years at the helm of Amnesty International challenged and affirmed William F. Schulz’s Unitarian Universalism.
By William F. Schulz in Ideas

High-profile advocate for human rights
The Rev. William F. Schulz looks back on twelve years at Amnesty International.
By Kimberly French in Life

Growing with Davies
Fifty years ago, the Rev. A. Powell Davies led a bold initiative to start new congregations in the Washington, D.C., suburbs.
By Warren R. Ross in Ideas

Partners in the Gulf
Unitarian Universalists are helping marginalized communities rebuild along the Gulf Coast.
By Michelle Bates Deakin in Life


Inheriting a bold magazine
Share your dreams for Unitarian Universalism and its magazine with me.
By Christopher L. Walton in From the editor

Strengthen congregations by working together
One thing our churches are free to do is work with each other.
By William G. Sinkford in Our calling

Letters, Winter 2006
Readers respond to the Fall 2006 issue.
in Letters

Mailbox, Winter 2006
Comments on gender-neutral language.
By Christopher L. Walton in Letters

Blogs on 'UU World'
Online responses to 'UU World.'
By Jane Greer in Letters

Stick your neck out for a meaningful life
The most powerful, lasting meaning comes from ideals of service and working for the common good.
By John Graham in Forum

UU congregations take on the environment
Turning the UUA's Seventh Principle into a call to action.
By Donald E. Skinner in Congregational life

Church meets gold standard for green buildings
Ohio fellowship builds first LEED gold-certified place of worship in America.
By Jane Greer in Spiritual landmarks

Reason and reverence
A new religious humanism is emerging that offers depth, meaning, and purpose without sacrificing intellectual honesty or the spiritual dimension.
By William R. Murry in Reflections

Millennial Hope
"The hope for harmony with our diversity."
By Elizabeth A. Dion and Kenneth Sutton in Reflections

A painting is transformed in the process.
By Elizabeth A. Dion and Kenneth Sutton in Reflections

Dancing Joy
The artist seeks to "breathe out peaceful uplifting imagery."
By Patricia C. Coleman and Staff Writer in Reflections

The truth about Santa
Stories are for everyone.
By Susan M. Smith in Reflections

Good fortunes
If I owned a fortune cookie company, here's what I'd put in the cookies.
By Meg Barnhouse in Reflections

Only forward
Time and the human spirit.
By Galen Guengerich in Reflections

Lost and found
I am astonished at how quickly I was jerked from my usual, grounded self into floundering and fearfulness.
By Kimberly French in Reflections

The church of the future
A community bound by love.
By Adam Robersmith in Reflections

Survey reflects congregational life
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New survey of UU congregations shows growth potential
Faith Communities Today survey: Number of growing churches rising, but few churches see recruitment of new members as central.
By Donald E. Skinner and Christopher L. Walton in UU news

Ushare produce goes to local food pantries
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New York UUs reaping bountiful harvest
Organic gardening project distributes fresh produce to food pantries.
By Jane Greer in UU news

UU astronomer's ashes going to Pluto
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UU astronomer's ashes en route to Pluto
Late astronomer's widow reflects on planet's demotion.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Knitting to save newborn babies
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UUs knit baby caps to save lives
Knitting group supplies caps to newborns in developing countries.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Fire destroys Rock Tavern, NY, UU church
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Fire destroys Rock Tavern UU church
UU Congregation at Rock Tavern, N.Y., loses sanctuary and classroom buildings.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Insurance plan approaches enrollment goal
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New UUA health plan close to enrollment goal
50 more registrants needed before October 15 deadline.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Weekend Warriors go to New Orleans
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UU Weekend Warriors take on New Orleans
Baton Rouge UU group makes monthly visits to help clean up.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Knoxville teens rally for gay rights
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Knoxville UU teens demonstrate for right to hold hands in public
After facing harassment, gay teens organize protest drawing 200.
By Jane Greer in UU news

Couple honored for WWII rescues
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UUs mobilize against genocide past and present
U.S. Holocaust museum honors Unitarian couple; UUs rally for Darfur.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Thomas Starr King statue to leave Capitol
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Unitarian statue loses spot in U.S. Capitol
Statue of Thomas Starr King, Unitarian orator, to be replaced by one of Ronald Reagan.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Liberian women receive Greeley Prize
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First Greeley peace prize awarded to Liberian women's group
Prize honoring first UUA president presented at World Assembly of Religions for Peace in Japan.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Transylvania rebuilds post-flood with UU assistance
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Transylvanian Unitarians rebuild, look to future
Donations from UUA, Partner Church Council help restore villages ravaged in last year's floods.
By Jane Greer in UU news

Restructured Women's Federation now focuses on giving grants
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Restructured UU Women's Federation turns to grant giving
UUWF now funds women's social justice projects instead of providing direct services to congregations.
By Jane Greer and Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Adoption's complications
Clear and honest writing about adopting a child.
By Jane Greer in Bookshelf

Uh oh: We are what we eat
Michael Pollan's 'Omnivore's Dilemma' challenges our eating habits.
By Kenneth Sutton in Bookshelf

Books by UU authors, Winter 2006
A selection of books written by Unitarian Universalists.
By Staff Writer in Books by UU authors

Talismans, blogs, torture, and the Gulf Coast
Questions for spiritual reflection and adult group discussions.
By Jane Greer in What in the World?

Pilgrims' 400-year legacy alive in Plymouth
The congregation established by the Pilgrims in 1620 belongs to the Unitarian Universalist Association today.
By Kimberly French in Looking back

Online Extras

The Pentagon Papers and me
Beacon Press published the Pentagon Papers a decade before I was born, but Beacon's courage still sets an example.
By Allison Trzop