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.
How old are Unitarian Universalist congregations?
Some date back to the 1600s, but 59 percent were founded in the last sixty years.
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.
Thirty years of feminist transformation
The 1977 Women and Religion resolution transformed the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Pilgrims’ 400-year legacy alive in Plymouth
The congregation established by the Pilgrims in 1620 belongs to the Unitarian Universalist Association today.
How the UUA’s Principles and Purposes were shaped and how they’ve shaped Unitarian Universalism.
Ebenezer Scrooge’s conversion
Charles Dickens’s novels reflect the central ideas of nineteenth-century Unitarianism.
Kindergarten’s radical advocate
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody saw her educational work as part of a larger effot to reform human society.
Same-sex marriage comes to Massachusetts as deeper and broader trends make the rest of the country more tolerant, too.
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.