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America’s founding faiths

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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.

Forrest Church | 11/5/2007 | Winter 2007

Pilgrims’ 400-year legacy alive in Plymouth

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Pilgrims’ 400-year legacy alive in Plymouth

The congregation established by the Pilgrims in 1620 belongs to the Unitarian Universalist Association today.

Kimberly French | 11/20/2006 | Winter 2006

Black inventor helped found Queens church

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Black inventor helped found Queens church

Son of slaves invented key elements of lightbulb.

Kimberly French | 10/30/2006 | Fall 2006

Righteous among the nations

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Righteous among the nations

From the archives: Israel honors two Unitarians for rescuing refugees in World War II; their story provokes soul-searching today.

Michelle Bates Deakin | 6/5/2006 | Summer 2006

How big is your God?

Ideas

How big is your God?

Martin Luther King Jr. served a troublesome, dangerous, demanding God who breaks down our divisions.

Thomas Mikelson | 1/16/2006

Ebenezer Scrooge’s conversion

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Ebenezer Scrooge’s conversion

Charles Dickens’s novels reflect the central ideas of nineteenth-century Unitarianism.

Michael Timko | 12/19/2005 | Winter 2005

Was Thomas Jefferson really one of us?

Reflections

Was Thomas Jefferson really one of us?

What do we mean when we claim a historic figure as ‘one of us,’ anyway?

Peg Duthie | 11/1/2004 | November/December 2004

Kindergarten’s radical advocate

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Kindergarten’s radical advocate

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody saw her educational work as part of a larger effot to reform human society.

Christopher L. Walton | 7/1/2004 | July/August 2004

Emerson’s shadow

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Emerson’s shadow

There’s a shadow side to Emerson’s influence on Unitarian Universalism.

Forrest Church | 5/1/2003 | March/April 2003

Emerson’s mirror

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Emerson’s mirror

What do we see in the legacy of Ralph Waldo Emerson, ‘the most recognized and revered figure in the Unitarian movement’? His 200th birthday makes this a good time to ask.

Richard Higgins | 5/1/2003 | March/April 2003

Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin: Astronomer and pioneer

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Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin: Astronomer and pioneer

The brilliant astronomer who was also the first woman to receive tenure on Harvard’s faculty also taught Sunday school at her Unitarian church.

Herbert F. Vetter | 1/1/2003 | January/February 2003

UUs lead as riot survivors receive payments in Tulsa

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UUs lead as riot survivors receive payments in Tulsa

Estimates of those killed in the 1921 rampage range from 38 to 300.

Donald E. Skinner | 5/1/2002 | May/June 2002

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