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Fred SmallFred Small

The Rev. Fred Small is minister of First Parish in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and co-chair of Religious Witness for the Earth, a national interfaith network dedicated to public witness on environmental issues, especially global climate change.

After graduating from Yale with a degree in American studies and the University of Michigan with degrees in law and natural resources, Small worked as a staff attorney for the Conservation Law Foundation. He left CLF to tour internationally as a folksinger and songwriter, releasing seven albums over two decades. He earned an M.Div. from Harvard in 1999.

In March 2007, Small was one of the lead organizers of the Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue from Northampton to Boston, Massachusetts. In July 2007, Grist magazine named him one of fifteen Green Religious Leaders worldwide.


Fossil fuel divestment is moral, strategic
Money is an instrument of moral choice.
By Fred Small 6.3.13

Merry Christmas, Garrison Keillor!
One of the great things about Unitarian Universalism is that, just as we don't all pray from the same prayer book, we don't all sing from the same hymnal.
By Fred Small 12.23.09

A Unitarian Universalist view of 'The Secret'
Despite the silly 'science' and fake experts on the hit DVD, some of The Secret's advice actually helped me.
By Fred Small 11.19.07