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News roundup: Congregations mark big anniversaries, and a historic pipe organ is reborn

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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.

Sonja L. Cohen 9/1/2018 Fall 2018

The Universalist Klansman

Ideas

The Universalist Klansman

Unitarians and Universalists haven’t always challenged white supremacy. Sometimes they’ve championed it.

Colin Bossen 8/13/2018 Summer 2018

Becoming the religious people we want to be

From the president

Becoming the religious people we want to be

It is important to be honest about our complicated history, not to bring shame or guilt, but to bring understanding that can inform our faith today.

Susan Frederick-Gray 6/4/2018 Summer 2018

Film footnotes

Ideas

Film footnotes

There are Unitarian Universalist angles to four prominent movies this season.

Christopher L. Walton 2/26/2018 Spring 2018

The Edict of Torda, a landmark in religious freedom

Looking back

The Edict of Torda, a landmark in religious freedom

The 450th anniversary of the Edict of Torda in 2018 marks a foundational moment for liberal religion.

Eric Cherry 1/22/2018 Winter 2017

The black hole in the white UU psyche

Feature

The black hole in the white UU psyche

What is the consequence of not knowing Unitarian Universalism’s black history? We have embraced a false narrative about who we are.

Mark Morrison-Reed 10/2/2017 Fall 2017

Jazz tribute to Ruby Bridges

Life

Jazz tribute to Ruby Bridges

UU composer Darrell Grant honors 6-year-old’s bravery with new suite.

Kenny Wiley 9/1/2017 Fall 2017

In the lineage of Montgomery

UU news

In the lineage of Montgomery

The Rev. Jesse Jackson preaches at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Kathleen Rolenz 8/30/2017 Winter 2017

Roger Nash Baldwin, Unitarian co-founder of ACLU

Ideas

Roger Nash Baldwin, Unitarian co-founder of ACLU

Unitarian co-founder of the ACLU helped to define and defend civil liberties.

Kris Willcox 7/3/2017 Summer 2017

Tulsa’s 1921 massacre leaves painful legacy

Feature

Tulsa’s 1921 massacre leaves painful legacy

Racial justice activists, many of them Unitarian Universalists, work in Tulsa to overcome the painful legacy of a 1921 riot that killed up to 300 Black people.

Elaine McArdle 3/20/2017 Spring 2017

Humanism at 100

Looking back

Humanism at 100

Across a century of change, Humanism has continued to evolve.

Kris Willcox 3/13/2017 Spring 2017

The dream of white innocence

Feature

The dream of white innocence

Unitarian Universalists were ready to redeem the American dream, to take our place in the revolution. What happened?

William G Sinkford 11/28/2016 Winter 2016

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