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Olympia Brown: pioneering minister, women's suffragist

Looking back

Olympia Brown: pioneering minister, women's suffragist

Ordained in 1863, Brown was the first woman ordained with full denominational authority in America.

Laurie Carter Noble 6/17/2013 Summer 2013

‘Called out into the great, open, windy world’

Life

‘Called out into the great, open, windy world’

Jack Mendelsohn made social justice essential to Unitarian Universalist identity.

John Gibbons 10/22/2012

Barack Obama’s Unitarian Universalist connection

Ideas

Barack Obama’s Unitarian Universalist connection

Where to learn more about President Obama’s family history with Unitarian Universalism.

Christopher L. Walton 10/8/2012 Fall 2012

Who really said that?

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Who really said that?

Francis Dávid didn’t say, ‘We need not think alike to love alike.’ Does it matter?

Peter Hughes 9/17/2012 Fall 2012

How old are Unitarian Universalist congregations?

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How old are Unitarian Universalist congregations?

Some date back to the 1600s, but 59 percent were founded in the last sixty years.

Christopher L. Walton 4/30/2012 Spring 2012

Tucker rescues women’s voices from archives

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Tucker rescues women’s voices from archives

‘I wanted to give a voice to all of this experience that has generally been disregarded.’

Kimberly French 4/16/2012 Spring 2012

The empowerment tragedy

Feature

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.

Mark Morrison-Reed 1/16/2012 Winter 2011

Seeing Joseph Priestley whole

Bookshelf

Seeing Joseph Priestley whole

He’s more than just the discoverer of oxygen and soda water, and not just incidentally a Unitarian.

Scott Gerard Prinster 10/12/2009 Fall 2009

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

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