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The First Principle at work in prisons

July 22, 2019 - 8:10am

Elaine McArdle

Two prison chaplains who minister together in Oregon’s only women’s prison discuss the need to end the prison-industrial complex and mass incarceration.

Gift card scammers targeting congregations

July 19, 2019 - 8:15am

Christian Schmidt

In carefully targeted scams, email messages designed to look like they were sent by a minister ask members for gift cards.

We’re right here

July 15, 2019 - 11:20am


Members of TRUUsT, an organization of transgender and nonbinary UU religious professionals, share their stories.

Unitarian Universalists join national protests against migrant detention centers

July 12, 2019 - 2:25pm

Elaine McArdle

Members and leaders join July 2 “Close the Camps” protests, plan to join July 12 protests.

Mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck is first woman to win Abel Prize

July 8, 2019 - 12:40pm

Andrea Dulanto

Karen Uhlenbeck, a Unitarian Universalist, made history this year when she became the first woman to win the prestigious Abel Prize for mathematics.

UUs protest Homestead child detention center

June 28, 2019 - 12:55pm

Elaine McArdle

Thousands of immigrant children are held at for-profit detention center in Florida.

UUs rally to end mass incarceration, stop Spokane jail expansion

June 21, 2019 - 10:00am

Elaine McArdle

Chanting “End mass incarceration!” and “Schools not cells!” about 1,000 Unitarian Universalists gathered in a public park in Spokane, Washington, for the General Assembly 2019 public witness event.

Commission invites UUs to build a ‘truly hospitable’ faith

June 17, 2019 - 12:50pm

Mary Byron, Natalie Fenimore, Cir L’Bert Jr., Elias Ortega-Aponte, Leslie Takahashi

‘If we were able to fashion a UUA that could work for the person who had been the most marginalized among us, it would work better for everyone.’

General Assembly 2019 asks, ‘What do we want our faith to be?’

June 14, 2019 - 12:20pm

Elaine McArdle

In Spokane and in online groups, Unitarian Universalists will engage with questions of their religion’s purpose and future.

Creating a greener General Assembly

June 10, 2019 - 8:45am

Elaine McArdle

For seventeen years, UUA GA Director Jan Sneegas has led a green meeting revolution.

Environmental taboos

June 3, 2019 - 5:00am

Jeffrey A. Lockwood

Perhaps there is a place for taboos in Unitarian Universalism.

The ball that didn’t break us

May 27, 2019 - 5:30am

Elaine McArdle

What Unitarian Universalists can learn from the handling of the controversial Thomas Jefferson costume ball at the 1993 UUA General Assembly.

Rhode Island church hosts tenth annual LGBTQ prom for youth

May 27, 2019 - 5:25am

Elaine McArdle

250 teens and young adults attend tenth Born This Way Prom, sponsored by Channing Memorial Church’s Interweave group.

A sigh hollowed out the chamber of the heart

May 20, 2019 - 7:15am

Amy Zucker Morgenstern

Words on a page suggest associations, and then the associations stimulate original ideas.

I am 17

May 13, 2019 - 5:35am

Asha Pruitt

Thoughts on adolescence, growing up, and bridging into adulthood.

Deep magic

May 13, 2019 - 5:30am

Meg Barnhouse

I'll keep being open to deep magic until I find a way to believe in it.

Moved to serve

May 7, 2019 - 7:45am

Heather Beasley Doyle

A new location for a Michigan congregation opened up opportunities to help immigrants and refugees. Moving has been nothing short of transformative.

Nothing we do will be perfect

April 29, 2019 - 10:05am

Nancy McDonald Ladd

To work for justice, religious liberals should let perfectionism go.

BLUU announces black theology symposium this fall

April 24, 2019 - 7:15am

Elaine McArdle

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism drafts bylaws, introduces membership program, and works to end cash bail.

One Unitarian Universalist’s way

April 16, 2019 - 12:10pm

Rachel Mize

Finding myself on the Camino de Santiago.