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Seeds of hatred and division

From the editor

Seeds of hatred and division

Donald Trump has marshaled a movement that isn’t going to evaporate.

Christopher L. Walton | 5/30/2016 | Summer 2016

Songs when you need them

Feature

Songs when you need them

Ysaye Barnwell and the music of community, resistance, and power.

Kimberly French | 8/1/2016 | Summer 2016

The road back to being human together

Forum

The road back to being human together

Multifaith coalition is the redemptive spark for a polarized people.

Robin Tanner | 7/4/2016 | Summer 2016

The United States of Otherness

Feature

The United States of Otherness

A Dixieland chorus of separate lines / Just lucky to be in the same key, in the same room.

Adam Lawrence Dyer | 6/13/2016 | Summer 2016

The new fusion politics

Feature

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.’

William J. Barber II | 1/18/2016 | Winter 2015

‘Powerfully, adamantly, dangerously afraid’

Ideas

‘Powerfully, adamantly, dangerously afraid’

A discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s provocative new book Between the World and Me.

Kenny Wiley, Ashley V. Boyd, Adam Lawrence Dyer, Kat Liu, Jacqui C. Williams | 12/10/2015 | Winter 2015

Justice and redemption

Life

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.

Gail Forsyth-Vail | 11/1/2015 | Winter 2015

What churches learn when they proclaim Black Lives Matter

UU news

What churches learn when they proclaim Black Lives Matter

Predominately white congregations reflect on the pushback and vandalism they experience for affirming “Black Lives Matter.”

Joshua Eaton | 10/26/2015

Final texts: Social witness statements at General Assembly

General Assembly

Final texts: Social witness statements at General Assembly

A Statement of Conscience and three Actions of Immediate Witness, passed by the 2015 General Assembly, focus on reproductive justice, Black Lives Matter, climate justice, and immigration.
 

Kenny Wiley | 7/9/2015

Cornel West challenges, electrifies in 2015 Ware Lecture

General Assembly

Cornel West challenges, electrifies in 2015 Ware Lecture

“Let the phones be smart,” Cornel West tells Unitarian Universalists. “We have to be wise and aspire to integrity.”

Kenny Wiley | 6/28/2015

News brief: UUA Board honors nine Charleston martyrs

Blog

News brief: UUA Board honors nine Charleston martyrs

UUA Board of Trustees remembers victims, discusses bylaw changes, and more at pre-General Assembly meeting.

Elaine McArdle | 6/23/2015

Read this: The racial history of swimming pools

Blog

Read this: The racial history of swimming pools

‘Everyone who was getting put on the ground was black, Mexican, Arabic,’ Brooks, who is white, said. ‘[The cop] didn’t even look at me. It was kind of like I was invisible.’

Kenny Wiley | 6/8/2015

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