We are all bound up together
Frances E. W. Harper (1825–1911) challenged us to practice a religion of justice.
‘Bearing witness to what I believed’
Virginia Volker recalls a lifetime of working for a more just Alabama.
Reckoning with history
After fifty years, the families and friends of three civil rights martyrs return to Selma, still weighing the price they had to pay.
Birmingham UU congregation honored for civil rights legacy
Small church fed, housed, transported, and advised at least 225 UUs who joined the Selma-to-Montgomery march in 1965.
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.
UUA rededicates Selma memorial at Boston HQ
Bronze monument commemorates three civil rights martyrs killed in Alabama in 1965.
In Selma, ‘we are your partners forever’
More than 500 Unitarian Universalists join 50th anniversary march in Selma, Alabama.
The discomfort of listening
What changed for me after Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson.
In the past, our religious forebears had stood on the brink of making a difference in racial justice, and had wavered. Not this time.
Charles Follen’s Christmas tree
How a man whose passions were religious freedom and the abolition of slavery came to be known as the father of American Christmas trees.
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.
‘Radiant genius and fiery heart’
Reclaiming the legacy of Margaret Fuller, the forgotten intellectual at the heart of the Transcendentalist movement and the first American theorist of women’s equality.