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Community news can nurture civic health
News organizations need to bridge the divide between journalism and the public.
By Dan Kennedy 1.26.15 IDEAS

When it comes to science and religion, render unto Caesar
Students occasionally offered erroneous answers with absolute confidence, but this fellow had thrown down a gauntlet.
By Jeffrey A. Lockwood 11.24.14 IDEAS

Tough times
We progressives are prone to believing progress is a lot easier than it is.
By Peter Morales 11.10.14 IDEAS

Challenging the surveillance state
First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles is suing the National Security Agency.
By Joshua Eaton 9.29.14 IDEAS

Reeb Project aims to fight voter suppression
Charlotte congregations and All Souls in D.C. cooperate to work on voters' rights in North Carolina.
By Elaine McArdle 9.22.14 IDEAS

Banning gay marriage infringes religious freedom, UUs argue
Unitarian Universalists join historic suit against North Carolina law.
By Elaine McArdle 5.12.14 IDEAS

War zone sabbatical
I went to Afghanistan and Iraq to learn something about hope.
By Tim Kutzmark 4.14.14 IDEAS

Our house, unequally divided
Inequality has reached such toxic levels that it corrupts our relationships and threatens our democracy.
By Peter Morales 4.7.14 IDEAS

1,500 Unitarian Universalists join huge N.C. march
UUs from many states joined tens of thousands for 'Moral March' in Raleigh February 8.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.17.14 IDEAS

Political empathy
Demonizing your political opponents doesn't change anyone's mind, but empathy can.
By Doug Muder 10.28.13 IDEAS

AIW passes urging end to corporate personhood

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.23.13 IDEAS

My bloody closet
I found five tags that say "Made in Bangladesh," but I don't know what to do next.
By Doug Muder 5.13.13 IDEAS

Activism is an act of faith
Our interconnectedness makes the powerless powerful.
By Tim DeChristopher 11.19.12 IDEAS

Democracy and empire
Liberal religion can nurture the weakened democratic spirit and push back against the forces of empire.
By Paul Rasor 7.2.12 IDEAS

Approved: AIW opposes corporate personhood

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.26.11 IDEAS

UU legislative ministries now in 15 states
State legislative ministries bring UU values to the public arena.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.3.11 IDEAS

Why immigration is a moral issue
America's immigration system isn't simply broken. It's immoral.
By Daniel Stracka 11.8.10 IDEAS

The demon of certainty and the curious heart
Certainty is the most dangerous demon of all.
By James Ishmael Ford 9.27.10 IDEAS

There is enough
There's enough for you. There's enough for me. We don't have to throw anybody under the bus.
By Keith Ellison 8.23.10 IDEAS

AIW fails: End the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Christopher L. Walton 6.27.10 IDEAS

AIW approved: 'Oppose Anti-Immigrant Measures'

By Christopher L. Walton 6.27.10 IDEAS

AIW to end the blockade of Gaza fails

By Jane Greer 6.27.10 IDEAS

Governance for the next half-century
Why the UUA Board of Trustees is promoting change.
By Gini Courter and Tom Loughrey 6.7.10 IDEAS

Prayer for the people of Iran
An Iranian-American holds her breath as hundreds of thousands march for democracy in Iran.
By Parisa Parsa 6.22.09 IDEAS

Peace Network rallied UUs against nukes
We didn't have to declare ourselves a traditional peace church to be strong advocates for peace and nuclear disarmament.
By Stephen M. Shick 5.11.09 IDEAS

Watching the evidence change
A meditation on the inauguration of President Barack Obama, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 1.19.09 IDEAS

Adlai Stevenson, the original egghead
The last Unitarian nominated for president of the United States.
By Kimberly French 11.3.08 IDEAS

Ted Sorensen, JFK's Unitarian speechwriter
An interview with President Kennedy's counselor and speechwriter.
By Jane Greer 10.20.08 IDEAS

Tents draw attention to Darfurian refugees’ plight
UU congregations adopt 'Tents of Hope' project to raise consciousness about refugee crisis
By Rosalie Davis 9.8.08 IDEAS

Prophetic nonviolence
Toward a Unitarian Universalist theology of war and peace.
By Paul Rasor 2.4.08 IDEAS

Mike Gravel's Unitarian Universalism
Democratic presidential candidate identifies as a Unitarian Universalist.
By Doug Muder 12.10.07 IDEAS

America's original battle over church and state
Competing visions of divine order and sacred liberty.
By Forrest Church 11.5.07 IDEAS

Pete Stark's untroubled humanism
A Unitarian Congressman can't fathom why his nontheism is causing such a fuss.
By Doug Muder 10.8.07 IDEAS

Independent magazines take a hit
New postal rules treat small periodicals unfairly.
By Christopher L. Walton 9.3.07 IDEAS

Drops of water turn a mill
Does the Internet Age augur a revival of liberal religion?
By Doug Muder 8.13.07 IDEAS

Stem cell research offers hope
But politics is interfering with medical research.
By Molly DeHaas Walsh 7.16.07 IDEAS

Did James Luther Adams really predict 'Christian fascists'?
Chris Hedges invokes UU theologian James Luther Adams in his new book, 'American Fascists,' but gets Adams only half-right.
By George Kimmich Beach 4.30.07 IDEAS

Interfaith community groups leverage power
Hundreds of people gathered on a specific issue can have a strong impact on elected leaders.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.26.07 IDEAS

Unitarian Universalists protest Iraq surge
UUA president criticizes Bush for troop increase.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.19.07 IDEAS

Unitarian Universalists win three statewide races
Election results: Secretary of state in California and Minnesota; North Dakota reelects Senator Conrad.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.17.06 IDEAS

Hungry for democracy
A new vision of democracy is emerging.
By Frances Moore Lappe 10.9.06 IDEAS

What would Jefferson and Adams do?
What two Unitarian U.S. presidents would think of contemporary religious politics.
By Forrest Church 7.3.06 IDEAS

Unitarian minister's TV special celebrates 'American Creed'
The Rev. Forrest Church writes Hallmark Channel documentary.
By Richard Higgins 6.23.06 IDEAS

UUs mark anniversary of Iraq war
Unitarian Universalists mark third anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq with peace vigils, rallies, and sermons.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.24.06 IDEAS

South Dakota UUs fought state abortion ban
UUs risk public censure and even harassment.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.3.06 IDEAS

World War II novel connects with today's headlines
A 40-year-old novel asks unnervingly relevant questions about soldiers in the moral chaos of war.
By Barbara W. Carlson 1.23.06 IDEAS

Martin Luther King Jr.’s demanding God
King's God breaks down our divisions.
By Thomas Mikelson 1.16.06 IDEAS

UUs in 11 states forming legislative advocacy groups
Four state groups already active; work coordinated with UU Service Committee.
By Donald E. Skinner 12.26.05 IDEAS

Unitarian Universalist Association opposes Alito's confirmation
Denomination announces opposition to Supreme Court nominee.
By Tom Stites 12.12.05 IDEAS

Two books see fascism in America
Davidson Loehr and Charles Derber see fascism in contemporary American politics.
By Tom Stites 11.1.05 IDEAS

Has fascism come to America?
The Rev. Dr. Davidson Loehr says fascism has come to America.
By Charles Derber 10.24.05 IDEAS

Unitarian Universalist witch loses Supreme Court appeal
Court rejects public prayer case without comment.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.24.05 IDEAS

UUA President calls for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq
Pastoral letter expresses shame at 'our government's involvement with torture.'
By Tom Stites 10.10.05 IDEAS

Why liberal religion offers a better way
Liberal religious people need to reclaim the moral agenda.
By Krista Taves 10.10.05 IDEAS

Unitarian Universalists join antiwar protests in Washington
UU Service Committee 'trial' of top government officials for torture draws hundreds.
By Tom Stites 9.28.05 IDEAS

Competing worldviews of fundamentalists and religious liberals
Why fundamentalists fear liberal family values.
By Doug Muder 9.12.05 IDEAS

UUs see progress in California gay marriage vote
California UUs celebrate legislature's vote for marriage equality.
By Jane Greer 9.12.05 IDEAS

Making sense of the conservative worldview
Two recent books can help liberals understand the Christian right.
By Doug Muder 8.1.05 IDEAS

Sex ed comes under fire in Washington
The U.S. has one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections among teens.
By Staff Writer 5.1.05 IDEAS

Civil liberties reexamined in 2005 Congress
UUA Washington Office for Advocacy update.
By Rob Keithan 1.1.05 IDEAS

Preventing nuclear terrorism
The urgent need to secure weapons-grade nuclear material.
By Guy Quinlan 1.1.05 IDEAS

Joseph Nye, soft-power theorist
An expert on international relations praises the 'soft power' of attraction.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 1.1.05 IDEAS

Hope amidst disappointing election results
Cincinnati offers a bright spot.
By Staff Writer 1.1.05 IDEAS

Strategies for effective activists
Lessons learned in the fight for reproductive rights.
By Erika Fox 3.1.04 IDEAS

UUs establish legislative presence
California UUs lead the way with legislative ministry.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.1.04 IDEAS

The fundamentalist agenda
Fundamentalism may be absolutely natural, ancient, and powerful—but the liberal impulse makes us humane.
By Davidson Loehr 1.1.04 IDEAS

The reclamation of liberalism
Comparing Fareed Zakaria and James Luther Adams.
By John Weston 9.1.03 IDEAS

Unitarian Universalist questions about war
How do you "support the troops" when you oppose the war?
By Neil Shister 7.1.03 IDEAS

Power, religious faith, and social change
The challenge of citizen participation and the democratic process.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 3.1.03 IDEAS

Are Americans afraid of freedom?
Many Americans see liberty as terrorism's accomplice.
By Wendy Kaminer 1.1.03 IDEAS

We need more patriots
Nationalism threatens the true meaning of American patriotism.
By Forrest Church 1.1.03 IDEAS

Against vengeance
Witness for the things that make for peace.
By Rebecca Ann Parker 9.1.02 IDEAS

Grassroots work joins Unitarian Universalists, others
Faith-based community organizing builds alliances to make change.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.1.02 IDEAS

Pacifists and pragmatists
We are not a peace church. We are not a war church.
By John Buehrens 1.1.02 IDEAS

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