January/February 2001
 UU World: The Magazine of the Unitarian Universalist Association
 Cover, Jan/Feb 2001 UU World: 'Between Fathers and Sons' opening words

Those Winter Sundays

Sundays too my father got up early/and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,/then with cracked hands that ached/from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him./I'd wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking./When the rooms were warm, he'd call, /and slowly I would rise and dress, fearing the chronic angers of that house,/speaking indifferently to him,/who had driven out the cold/and polished my good shoes as well. What did I know, what did I know/of love's austere and lonely offices?
—Robert Hayden (1913-1980)
Collected Poems (New York: Liveright Publishing, 1985)

[Hayden, a student of W. H. Auden, taught for many years at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, TN.]


Fathers, Sons, and Loss
What we can learn about coping with loss, the power of memory, and the essence of good fathering. /BY NEIL CHETHIK

Reclaiming the Best of Fatherhood
Authors Mary Pipher, William Doherty, and Neil Chethik in a roundtable discussion on the ever-changing role of fatherhood. /BY DAVID WHITFORRD

Winter Mind
The woods in winter evoke reflection on the meaning of silence and emptiness. /BY PHILIP SIMMONS

Soul Mates
The 33-year friendship between UUs and the Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhists of Japan. /BY KIMBERLY FRENCH

Cover Illustration by Mark Bellerose

Fathers, Sons, and Loss
by Neil Chethik

Reclaiming the Best of Fatherhood
by David Whitford

Winter Mind
by Philip Simmons

Soul Mates
by Kimberly French


Remembering Selma

From the Editor
Introducing our new executive editor

More lies exposed;anger versus empathy; singing a choir's praises

Distrusting religious emotion; the grain in things; a father's words

Congregational Life
Walking a labyrinth

UU Bookshelf
Three takes on spirit

What in the World?
Discussion topics based on UU World articles

Looking Back
1825: Another weird election

Briefly Noted
Books by UU authors


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