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Unitarian Politicians and Other Oxymorons: Lessons from the Life and Times of Adlai Stevenson

The Harvard Square Library is excited to present in time for this election season a special collection of documents pertaining to Adlai Stevenson and his Unitarian faith.   These documents have been made available courtesy of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Illinois (Joan Banks and John Muirhead, congregational historians; the documents are all available in the “links” column at the bottom of this post).

Water Rituals and Ingatherings, Revitalized


On the cusp of fall, many Unitarian Universalist congregations plan Water Celebrations and/or Ingathering Services as a way of reconstituting community life after the more relaxed pace of summer.  But while these services are common, they are not always deep.  Many have indicated dissatisfaction with these services:  water rituals reduced to monologues about expensive travels; ingatherings that vaguely celebrate the restarting of a church season that possibly felt like it never ended.  …

Water Image

UUA General Assembly Original Bylaws — 1961

UUA General Assembly Minutes 1992

UUA General Assembly Minutes 1991

UUA General Assembly Minutes 1990

UUA General Assembly Minutes 1989

UUA General Assembly Minutes 1988

UUA General Assembly Minutes 1987

UUA General Assembly Minutes 1986


Notable in UU History
Maurine Neuberger

Neuberger, Maurine (1907-2000)

Maurine Neuberger, whose pioneering political career ranged from a legendary margarine-mixing demonstration in the Oregon House ... Read More
Joel Hastings Metcalf

Metcalf, Joel Hastings (1866-1925)

Joel Hastings Metcalf, clergyman-astronomer, lover of nature and of humanity, was born at Meadville, Pennsylvania, on ... Read More
Robert Morison

Morison, Robert Swain (1906-1986)

By 1720 the Scotch ancestors of the Morison brothers whom we celebrate crossed the Atlantic to ... Read More
Anne Bradstreet

Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672)

Biographical Introduction America's first poet was no stranger to suffering. To escape persecution by the Church ... Read More