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.’
Book to note: ‘Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land’
New biography of T.S. Eliot gives detailed portrait of the poet’s Unitarian childhood.
Book to note: ‘A Home for Mr. Emerson’
Visually compelling biography for young readers provides an accessible foundation in the notable Unitarian’s words and beliefs.
Olympia Brown: pioneering minister, women's suffragist
Ordained in 1863, Brown was the first woman ordained with full denominational authority in America.
‘Called out into the great, open, windy world’
Jack Mendelsohn made social justice essential to Unitarian Universalist identity.
Barack Obama’s Unitarian Universalist connection
Where to learn more about President Obama’s family history with Unitarian Universalism.
Who really said that?
Francis Dávid didn’t say, ‘We need not think alike to love alike.’ Does it matter?
How old are Unitarian Universalist congregations?
Some date back to the 1600s, but 59 percent were founded in the last sixty years.
Tucker rescues women’s voices from archives
‘I wanted to give a voice to all of this experience that has generally been disregarded.’
The empowerment tragedy
Four decades have passed since controversy over ‘black empowerment’ nearly tore the Unitarian Universalist Association apart. Even now, UUs remain unreconciled over what was for many a life-defining fight.
Seeing Joseph Priestley whole
He’s more than just the discoverer of oxygen and soda water, and not just incidentally a Unitarian.
America’s founding faiths
The separation of church and state in America grew out of competing visions of divine order and sacred liberty that divided the nation’s founders and its religious communities.