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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.  …

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UUA General Assembly Original Bylaws — 1961

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UUA General Assembly Minutes 1992

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UUA General Assembly Minutes 1991

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UUA General Assembly Minutes 1990

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UUA General Assembly Minutes 1989

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UUA General Assembly Minutes 1988

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UUA General Assembly Minutes 1987

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UUA General Assembly Minutes 1986

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Charles Theodore Christian Follen

Follen, Charles Theodore Christian (1796-1840)

Charles Theodore Christian Follen, the second son of Christopher Follen, counsellor at law and judge, was ... Read More

Spear, Charles (1801-1863)

An important Universalist leader in the movement to reform prisons, Spear was born in Boston, and ... Read More
Nathaniel Bowditch

Bowditch, Nathaniel (1773-1838)

When his father—a shipmaster in Salem, Massashusetts—faced financial troubles, Nathaniel’s formal education ended. Self-education continued on ... Read More
X.J. Kennedy

Kennedy, X.J. (1929-)

Biographical Introduction Kennedy's first book, Nude Descending a Staircase, received the 1961 Lamont Award of the ... Read More