1906 - Alice Harrison was born. She became director of youth activities for the Universalist Church of America in 1946 and continued as a leader in combined Unitarian and Universalist youth education through her career. She was ordained in 1968 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lynn, Massachusetts, and got a D.D. degree from Meadville/Lombard Theological School of Chicago in 1981.
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Writing a half century ago, James Luther Adams might as well have been speaking of the current day when he wrote in his essay on American pluralism that that “our situation today is fraught with danger, readily evident in the appearance of the ‘confrontation politics’ that rejects normal political methods” (click here for the full essay). For “JLA,” returning to the core concept of covenant, with some important additions relevant to 20th century political practice, was the best means of renewing the ethical commitments of democracies inside and outside of the churches. Indeed, Adams, along with the venerable Conrad Wright, was r...more