New UUA Common Read choices focus on indigenous peoples’ experience
Discussion guide available for ‘An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States.’
Historic Ohio church gets new cupola
News briefs: Youngstown, Ohio, church puts cupola where steeple had been; All Souls in Manhattan marks bicentennial; Casper, Wyoming, UUs help install mural honoring local civil rights martyr James Reeb.
Spiritual friendship and social justice
The Transcendentalists practiced the art of forming and maintaining spiritual friendships transcending differences of gender, social location, theology, politics, and race.
NPR confirms four men attacked Reeb in 1965
Investigative series confirms that four white men joined in the attack that killed civil rights activist James Reeb in 1965.
‘Always in beta’
The Church of the Larger Fellowship celebrates seventy-five years of innovative ministry.
Media roundup: Woman takes asylum at Maryland congregation
More UUs in the news: Leslie Mac in Essence, James Reeb on NPR, Tim Berners-Lee on the thirtieth anniversary of the Internet.
Listen to this: NPR podcast investigates 1965 murder of the Rev. James Reeb
‘White Lies’ retells the story of the murder of a white Unitarian Universalist minister and civil rights activist, which galvanized support for the Voting Rights Act but which the white residents of Selma, Alabama, refused to help solve.
Chaos and sanctuary
A decade after a fatal shooting, photo book reveals a journey of healing at Tennessee Valley UU Church in Knoxville.
Why are we talking about white supremacy?
The idiot’s guide to critical race theory.
‘I would still undertake the call’
A New Hampshire congregation attempts to repair past wrongs by the church against a devoted biracial Universalist minister, his sister, and their family.
News roundup: Congregations mark big anniversaries, and a historic pipe organ is reborn
Anniversaries and renovation news from congregations in Racine, Wisconsin; Sacramento, California; Lyons, Ohio; and Duxbury, Massachusetts.
The Universalist Klansman
Unitarians and Universalists haven’t always challenged white supremacy. Sometimes they’ve championed it.