The end of iChurch
To build Beloved Community, Unitarian Universalism needs a new narrative.
By Fredric Muir in Ideas

Activism is an act of faith
Our interconnectedness makes the powerless powerful, says a young UU activist in prison for interrupting an oil and gas lease auction.
By Tim DeChristopher in Ideas

Tim DeChristopher's path
How an undergraduate's activism led him to prison, and to plans to become a UU minister.
By Donald E. Skinner in Life

Disco ball and candlelight
At First Parish in Bedford, worship is 'holy theater' and anything but stuffy.
By Kimberly French in Life


Tim DeChristopher's activism
A Unitarian Universalist environmental activist writes from prison.
By Christopher L. Walton in From the editor

Engaging the 'nones'
The rapid growth in the number of people who identify with no religion has profound implications for Unitarian Universalism.
By Peter Morales in From the president

Young activist takes on Boy Scouts
UU Eagle Scout Zach Wahls leads the charge to end the ban on gay Scouts.
By Michelle Bates Deakin in Life

The spirituality of the body
People watch the Super Bowl for reasons not usually recognized as spiritual, though they are.
By Frank Casper in Life

Island congregation embodies the arts
Artist-members grace Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island.
By Allison Bennett in Spiritual landmarks

Caring for all creatures
Unitarian Universalists are providing comfort for ill or dying pets and their caregivers.
By Kimberly French in Life

ZIP code: 80435
High Country UU Fellowship, Dillon, Colorado.
By Christopher L. Walton in Life

The lesson of Clive
I am a rock person; my husband is a cloud person.
By Kelly Wigmore in Life

The green after
'When I die, I want to have my ashes buried under this tree.'
By Meg Barnhouse in Spirit

Workshop of being
Where was I to find a liberal religious community in the middle of Kansas farm country?
By Jackie Magnuson Ash in Spirit

I'll return to that time and space that was my home.
By Ruth McKendree Treen in Spirit

We give thanks for the voyage of life from seed to harvest.
By Carol Bindel in Spirit

Night dance
Rough, improvisational, many-layered.
By Janet Madill in Spirit

Speaking with many voices
Looking for commonalities is relatively easy; true multiculturalism means being humble and brave enough to explore differences.
By Kathleen Rolenz in Spirit

Families: Weave a Tapestry of Faith; The Farmer on the Hill

Group brings UU voice to migrants
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UURISE gives radical hospitality to immigrants
Nonprofit group provides immigrant advocacy and education with a UU voice.
By Michelle Bates Deakin in UU news

New UU 'college' offers educational travel
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UUA, UUSC collaborate on social justice 'college'
Group will offer international service trips and social justice education.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Undocubus draws UU support
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From Arizona to North Carolina, 'UndocuBus' draws UU support
Cross-country ride raises awareness of undocumented immigrants and their struggles.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Sculptor lights his iconic chalice
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Chalice maker, 92, lights his own chalice at GA
UU Mordecai Roth turned to chalice making after retiring from dentistry.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Churches weather Hurricane Isaac
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On Katrina anniversary, New Orleans congregations weather Isaac
Three area congregations emerge unscathed from Category 1 hurricane
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

Starr King names UU history prof
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Starr King names professor of UU history
The Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie brings 'fresh eye' to understanding UU roots.
By Elaine McArdle in UU news

Training sharpens Manley's skills
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Meet a trustee: Pat Manley
Leadership training sharpened a congregational president’s skills.
By Michelle Bates Deakin in UU news

Church garden reaps community
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'Learning Garden' sows connections between church and community
Pasadena congregation transforms barren corner into fertile partnership.
By Donald E. Skinner in UU news

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

Congregational news
Brief congregational news items from the Winter 2012 issue.
By Allison Bennett in UU news

'Tapestry' puts curricula online
Free, fully searchable religious education curricula for all ages.
By Michelle Bates Deakin in Inside

How to meet the climate crisis
A carbon fee might be the key to breaking our fossil-fuel addiction.
By Ellie Whitney in Ideas

Discussion guide helps readers explore 'The New Jim Crow'
How you and your congregation can start talking about mass incarceration.
By Staff Writer in Ideas

What comes next?
What do you think happens after you die?
By Sonja L. Cohen in Ideas

'Sinister Minister' pens UU-themed mystery series
The Rev. Dr. Judith Campbell publishing fourth Olympia Brown mystery in October.
By Michelle Bates Deakin in UU news

UU-UNO marks fifty years at the United Nations
Unitarian Universalist voice for human rights at the UN since 1962.
By Allison Bennett in Looking back

Letters, Winter 2012
Readers respond to the Fall 2012 issue.
in Letters

Blog roundup, Winter 2012
Online responses to UU World.
By Heather Christensen in Letters

Traffic report, Winter 2012
Top ten stories at
By Christopher L. Walton in Letters

Our defining principle
Individualism isn't Unitarian Universalism's only principle.
By Fredric Muir in The last word

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