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Ethical Culture's humanist legacy

Looking back

Ethical Culture's humanist legacy

Unitarianism and Universalism have been liberal religious cousins to the Ethical Culture movement since its founding in 1876. Now an Ethical Society has joined the UUA.

Kimberly French | Fall 2008

Storms facing West

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Storms facing West

Twenty-five years after Bob West navigated the denomination through the painful and divisive 1970s, he is regarded by many as the ‘unsung hero of the UUA.’

Warren R. Ross | July/August 2002

Theodore Parker, heretical prophet

Bookshelf

Theodore Parker, heretical prophet

Theodore Parker did more to establish our justice-seeking heritage than anyone else, but he did so out of his own struggle to understand God.

Rosemary Bray McNatt | May/June 2003

Historical inspirations

Ideas

Historical inspirations

UU World asked: What historical Unitarian, Universalist, or UU most speaks to you, and why?

Sonja L. Cohen | Summer 2012

The wellspring of American nature writing

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The wellspring of American nature writing

Walden remains uncannily ‘addressed to our condition exactly,’ 150 years after its publication.

Richard Higgins | July/August 2004

First we built a sandbox

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First we built a sandbox

This was what church was all about: the cartwheels, the parade, the presents for poor people, the stinky lady.

Jane Ranney Rzepka | November/December 2002

What's in a congregational name?

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What's in a congregational name?

The ten most common elements of a Unitarian Universalist congregation's name.

Christopher L. Walton | Summer 2012

UU congregation celebrates 325-year-old building

Liberal Religious Youth merged fifty years ago

Looking back

Liberal Religious Youth merged fifty years ago

Universalist and Unitarian youth organizations merged eight years before their denominations did.

Deborah J. Pope-Lance | November/December 2003

Inside the UUA time capsule

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Inside the UUA time capsule

Mementos from two earlier headquarters buildings.

Christopher L. Walton | Summer 2014

A precarious path

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A precarious path

The do-it-yourself fellowship movement spread Unitarian congregations far and wide.

Warren R. Ross | November/December 2002

Book to note: 'An Introduction to the Unitarian and Universalist Traditions'

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