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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

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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

How old are Unitarian Universalist congregations?

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How old are Unitarian Universalist congregations?

Some date back to the 1600s, but 59 percent were founded in the last sixty years.

Christopher L. Walton 4/30/2012 Spring 2012

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

Thirty years of feminist transformation

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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‘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

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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

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