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The ball that didn’t break us

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The ball that didn’t break us

What Unitarian Universalists can learn from the handling of the controversial Thomas Jefferson costume ball at the 1993 UUA General Assembly.

Elaine McArdle | 3/1/2019 | Spring 2019

New for UU history buffs

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New for UU history buffs

Two new books offer resources, insight for Unitarian Universalist historians.

Elaine McArdle, Sonja L. Cohen | 3/1/2019 | Spring 2019

News brief: Boston’s Arlington Street Church earns grant for historic preservation

The Universalist Klansman

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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

Genre makeover

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Genre makeover

In conventional women’s fiction, writer Olive Higgins Prouty created a bold new type of heroine.

Kris Willcox | 4/9/2018 | Spring 2018

Film footnotes

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Film footnotes

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

Christopher L. Walton | 2/26/2018 | Spring 2018

Turning towards each other

Spiritual landmarks

Turning towards each other

A post-fire redesign of this San José, California, church feels like ‘getting a hug from the building.’

Kenny Wiley | 3/1/2018 | Spring 2018

In-depth UU history of Maine

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In-depth UU history of Maine

Peter Tufts Richardson’s Universalists & Unitarians of Maine offers an excellent resource for UU historians.

Elaine McArdle | 3/1/2018 | Spring 2018

Former UUA Moderator Denny Davidoff dies

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Former UUA Moderator Denny Davidoff dies

Denise T. Davidoff among Unitarian Universalist Association’s most active volunteer leaders, chairing board from 1993 to 2001 and serving in many roles over 50 years.

Tom Stites | 12/7/2017 | 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

Former UUA President Bob West dies at 88

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Former UUA President Bob West dies at 88

The Rev. Robert Nelson West led the Unitarian Universalist Association through its most tumultuous period, 1969–1977. 

Tom Stites | 10/30/2017 | Spring 2018

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