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The Humiliati: Reinventing Universalism, 1946-1954

 

In the mid 1940’s, a young group of seminary graduates from the Crane School of Theology at Tufts University had a vision.  Concerned that Universalism was outdated and in fatal decline, this small group of ministers at the beginning of their careers sought to “pursue an intense spiritual journey into ministry and work mightily to transform the Universalist Church from a struggling dissident Christian sect into a religion of greatness.”  They formed the “Humiliati” – an intentional, semi-monastic religious community, with the goals of establishing a theological basis for pushing Universalism beyond Christianity, complete with new worship and rites of passage for a reinvigorated Universalist Church (read more about the choice of name here).…

West, Robert Nelson (1929-2017)

By Tom Stites

(this article was originally published in the UU World on October 30, 2017; Harvard Square Library is grateful to Tom Stites and the UU World for permission to reprint it here.  The original article can be accessed here).…

Rabindranath Tagore: Poet of Power – Preface

A Visual Portrait Edited by Herbert F. Vetter, 2004

 

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Rabindranath Tagore at Visva-Bharati

Images from the University and Campus of Visva-Bharati

Click here for the Visva-Bharati website

Rabindranath Tagore: Poet of Power – Sriniketan

Sriniketan – Site of the Institute of Rural Reconstruction

This social project of Tagore’s featured a new model of village improvement and education for the local community.…

Rabindranath Tagore: Poet of Power – Visva-Bharati University

Rabindranath Tagore founded the university Visva-Bharati in India; below are pictures of some of the scenes, including his home of Santiniketan, which you can read more about at the University’s website, here.

Rabindranath Tagore: Poet of Power – The Goethe of India

The Goethe of India by Albert Schweitzer

Modern Indian thought makes a noble attempt to get really clear about itself in Rabindranath Tagore. Born in 1861, he is at the same time thinker, poet, and musician. He has himself translated his important works into English.

Rabindranath Tagore: Poet of Power – Visva-Bharati Alumni/ae

Visva-Bharati Alumni/ae

Rabindranath Tagore: Poet of Power – Stamps of Celebration

Stamps of Celebration

Rabindranath Tagore: Poet of Power – Portraits

Portraits of Tagore, Gandhi, and Einstein

The Physicist and the Poet

Portraits of Rabindranath Tagore


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