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The Relevant Reverend

This series, as described and created by Herbert Vetter, “celebrates the contribution to the life in America and beyond made by fourteen ministers, preists, and rabbis,” beginning with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Standing Before Us

The Harvard Square Library presents Standing Before Us, a presentation of 160 years of women’s work by Dorothy Emerson. This volume contains letters, essays, stories, poems and speeches by Unitarian and Universalist women, and includes a biographical sketch of each woman and notes on the texts.

Harvard Honors Nelson Mandela

On September 18, 1998, Harvard presented South African president Nelson Mandela with an honorary doctoral degree at a historic special convocation. See photos, speech transcripts, and more in this online book edited by Herbert Vetter and originally published by the Cambridge Forum.

Community Ministry

UU community ministers work in areas of social justice, chaplaincy, authorship and the arts, and educational and institutional leadership. This is ministry beyond the churches – it is community ministry.


Notable in UU History
Nathaniel Bowditch

Notable American Unitarians: Science — Nathaniel Bowditch

Nathaniel Bowditch, 1773-1838 When his father—a shipmaster in Salem, Massashusetts—faced financial troubles, Nathaniel’s formal education ended ... Read More
Mary Safford

Notable American Unitarians: Religion – Mary Safford

Mary Safford, 1851-1927 by Sarah Oelberg Around 1900, a joke was making the rounds in Unitarian ... Read More
Daniel Yankelovich

Daniel Yankelovich

Daniel Yankelovich is the founder and President of Yankelovich, a polling firm based in Norwalk, Connecticut, ... Read More
Arnold Relman

Arnold Relman

Arnold S. Relman is professor emeritus of Medicine and of Social Medicine at the Harvard Medical ... Read More