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.
Pilgrims’ 400-year legacy alive in Plymouth
The congregation established by the Pilgrims in 1620 belongs to the Unitarian Universalist Association today.
Black inventor helped found Queens church
Son of slaves invented key elements of lightbulb.
Righteous among the nations
From the archives: Israel honors two Unitarians for rescuing refugees in World War II; their story provokes soul-searching today.
How big is your God?
Martin Luther King Jr. served a troublesome, dangerous, demanding God who breaks down our divisions.
Ebenezer Scrooge’s conversion
Charles Dickens’s novels reflect the central ideas of nineteenth-century Unitarianism.
Was Thomas Jefferson really one of us?
What do we mean when we claim a historic figure as ‘one of us,’ anyway?
Kindergarten’s radical advocate
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody saw her educational work as part of a larger effot to reform human society.
There’s a shadow side to Emerson’s influence on Unitarian Universalism.
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.
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.
UUs lead as riot survivors receive payments in Tulsa
Estimates of those killed in the 1921 rampage range from 38 to 300.