Skip to main content

You are here

UU History

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

‘Radiant genius and fiery heart’

Feature

‘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

Thirty years of feminist transformation

Looking back

Thirty years of feminist transformation

The 1977 Women and Religion resolution transformed the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Kimberly French | 6/25/2007 | Summer 2007

Pilgrims’ 400-year legacy alive in Plymouth

Looking back

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

Shared values

Feature

Shared values

How the UUA’s Principles and Purposes were shaped and how they’ve shaped Unitarian Universalism.

Warren R. Ross | 5/1/2006 | November/December 2000

Ebenezer Scrooge’s conversion

Looking back

Ebenezer Scrooge’s conversion

Charles Dickens’s novels reflect the central ideas of nineteenth-century Unitarianism.

Michael Timko | 12/19/2005 | Winter 2005

Kindergarten’s radical advocate

Looking back

Kindergarten’s radical advocate

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody saw her educational work as part of a larger effot to reform human society.

Christopher L. Walton | 7/1/2004 | July/August 2004

‘We do’

Feature

‘We do’

Same-sex marriage comes to Massachusetts as deeper and broader trends make the rest of the country more tolerant, too.

Neil Miller | 5/1/2004 | May/June 2004

Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin: Astronomer and pioneer

Looking back

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.

Herbert F. Vetter | 1/1/2003 | January/February 2003

It came upon a Unitarian midnight clear

Looking back

It came upon a Unitarian midnight clear

Edmund Hamilton Sears’s beloved carol longs for peace.

Ken Sawyer | 12/23/2002 | November/December 2002

Beautiful words

Feature

Beautiful words

Master calligrapher Margaret Shepherd transforms ‘the words the church is made of’ into dazzling modern art.

Christopher L. Walton | 3/1/2002 | March/April 2002

P.T. Barnum: The greatest faith on Earth

Looking back

P.T. Barnum: The greatest faith on Earth

Circus promoter P.T. Barnum created ‘the greatest show on earth,’ but he was equally devoted to championing his religion, Universalism.

Hank Peirce | September/October 2003

Pages