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We are all bound up together

Looking back

We are all bound up together

Frances E. W. Harper (1825–1911) challenged us to practice a religion of justice.

Kenny Wiley | 7/2/2015 | Summer 2015

‘Bearing witness to what I believed’

Life

‘Bearing witness to what I believed’

Virginia Volker recalls a lifetime of working for a more just Alabama. 

Elaine McArdle | 6/29/2015 | Summer 2015

Reckoning with history

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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.

Amy K. Nelson | 6/1/2015 | Summer 2015

Birmingham UU congregation honored for civil rights legacy

Life

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.

Elaine McArdle | 5/14/2015 | Summer 2015

Book to note: ‘A Home for Mr. Emerson’

Book to note

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.

Sonja L. Cohen | 5/14/2015 | Summer 2015

UUA rededicates Selma memorial at Boston HQ

UU news

UUA rededicates Selma memorial at Boston HQ

Bronze monument commemorates three civil rights martyrs killed in Alabama in 1965.

Christopher L. Walton | 4/6/2015

In Selma, ‘we are your partners forever’

UU news

In Selma, ‘we are your partners forever’

More than 500 Unitarian Universalists join 50th anniversary march in Selma, Alabama.

Christopher L. Walton, Elaine McArdle | 3/6/2015 | Summer 2015

The discomfort of listening

From the editor

The discomfort of listening

What changed for me after Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson.

Christopher L. Walton | 2/28/2015 | Spring 2015

Selma’s challenge

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Selma’s challenge

In the past, our religious forebears had stood on the brink of making a difference in racial justice, and had wavered. Not this time.

Mark Morrison-Reed | 1/5/2015 | Winter 2014

Charles Follen’s Christmas tree

Looking back

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.

Kris Willcox | 12/23/2013 | Winter 2013

The empowerment tragedy

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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

‘Radiant genius and fiery heart’

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‘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.

Kimberly French | 5/17/2010 | Summer 2010

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