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Rev. John BuehrensJohn Buehrens

The Rev. John Buehrens is senior minister of First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, California. He was president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations from 1993 to 2001. He is the co-author with Forrest Church of A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism. His other books include Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals (2004); A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century, with Rebecca Ann Parker (2011); and Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People’s History (2011).


Selma at the cinema
An important film introduces Unitarian Universalists Reeb and Liuzzo, but doesn't mention their faith.
By John Buehrens 1.19.15

The welcome table
How the hospitality of progressive churches cultivates forgiveness and justice.
By John Buehrens 8.9.10

Marriage in the nineteenth century
Two books reveal the complexities of women's lives in Unitarian Boston.
By John Buehrens 5.8.06

Clarence Bertrand Thompson: Famous consultant, forgotten minister
Grandson of a slave, Clarence Bertrand Thompson was a Unitarian minister, management expert, and biochemist.
By John Buehrens 1.1.04

Pacifists and pragmatists
Progressive communities, including Unitarian Universalist congregations, are prone to painful rifts between pacifists and pragmatists.
By John Buehrens 1.1.02