The new fusion politics
‘In North Carolina, we’re showing once again that when people of different faiths and colors come together and demand change from a moral perspective, it touches the conscience of a nation.’
by William J. Barber II

A filmmaker’s quest
For Natalie Fedak, environmentally sustainable moviemaking is no fantasy.
by Hafidha Acuay


Surprising people
All sorts of creative ways one can live out Unitarian Universalist values.
by Christopher L. Walton in From the editor

Renew your spirit
I urge you to make some space to reflect on what your spirit needs right now.
by Peter Morales in From the president

Money talks (pdf)
Families Weave a Tapestry of Faith: 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


Spreading Christmas cheer one tree at a time
Christmas Tree Santas, a nonprofit founded by a UU, gives trees to families in need.
by Donald E. Skinner

Hearing the right voices
I always heard the negative messages about my body; finally I listened to the positive ones.
Cami Applequist

Justice and redemption
‘Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done,’ writes Bryan Stevenson in Just Mercy, the new UUA Common Read.
by Gail Forsyth-Vail

Moving into courageous space
UU World talks to Elizabeth Mount about climate justice activism and UU values.
by Elaine McArdle

Geneva: Sitting in history
An Illinois meetinghouse honors its past and looks to its future.
by Sonja L. Cohen in Spiritual Landmarks

Five ways to support Black Lives Matter
Many Unitarian Universalists want to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Here are five ways to get started.
by Kenny Wiley


Power of community, the peril of individualism
True community doesn’t happen unless everyone is willing to give up some of their identity as an individual.
by Cheryl M. Walker

Creations: White amaryllis
by Gail Coppock

The still point of Christmas
Joy and celebration are worthy of the time we spend on them. The small moment of the candle being lit while singing ‘Silent Night’ is that important.
by Jude Geiger

Creations: Matrix
by Andrea La Sonde Anastos


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

Morales: ‘Voter suppression law,’ like Confederate flag, must come down
Hundreds of Unitarian Universalists join North Carolina march challenging restrictive voting laws.
by Elaine McArdle, 7.31.15

San Antonio interfaith coalition cheers living wage victories
Unitarian Universalists lobbied for city and county minimum wage increases.
by Elaine McArdle, 9.7.15

In New Orleans, ‘a big humanity reclamation act’
Thousands of volunteers have been transformed in the ten years since Hurricane Katrina through the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal.
by Elaine McArdle, 8.31.15

In Texas, UUs assist immigrant families and offer sanctuary
Austin church is housing a Guatemalan activist; in Colorado, immigrant leaves church after nine-month sanctuary.
by Elaine McArdle, 8.17.15

UUs among those delaying Shell Oil exploratory drilling icebreaker
#ShellNo protesters in Portland, Oregon, included UUs among the ‘danglers’ and support ‘anchors.’
by Elaine McArdle, 8.13.15

UUSC, UUA hope to raise $250K for refugees in next 15 days
Unitarian Universalists launch refugee crisis fund, call for admission of 200,000 refugees to the United States.
by Christopher L. Walton, 9.11.15

In the media: church pressured over sign
Highlights from other news organizations’ coverage of Unitarian Universalists and their congregations.
by Rachel Walden

‘Protests feed the urgency’ for change
The Rev. Julie Taylor, a white minister, has advice for other racial justice allies from her work in Ferguson and St. Louis.
by Elaine McArdle, 10.1.15

Black Lives Matter banners defaced at UU churches
Black Lives Matter banners at Unitarian Universalist churches have been defaced and stolen—sometimes repeatedly.
by Elaine McArdle, 8.24.15

Abridged for print from the full obituaries published by the UU Ministers Association.

Ban a hymn for the bottom line?
by Donald E. Skinner in Inside

UUA kicks off presidential race
by Elaine McArdle in Inside


‘Powerfully, adamantly, dangerously afraid’
A discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates's provocative new book Between the World and Me.
by Kenny Wiley

If dignity is inherent, can it be harmed?
What do we mean when we talk about the UU First Principle and inherent dignity?
by Myriam Renaud

Lydia Maria Child: More than a Thanksgiving song
The activist behind ‘Over the River and Through the Wood.’
by Heather Beasley Doyle

The chalice and the Force
Why have so many 'geeks' found their spiritual home in Unitarian Universalism?
by Erik Gern

Readers respond to the Fall 2015 issue.
Compiled by Kenneth Sutton in Letters

Blog roundup
Highlights from the Unitarian Universalist blogosphere, July to September 2015.
By Heather Christensen in Letters

Top ten online
Most frequently visited stories on, July 6–September 20, 2015.
By Christopher L. Walton in Letters


UU World Digital, Winter 2015
Subscribe to the digital replica edition, optimized for tablets, laptops, and desktops.
by Qmags

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