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Champion Charlotte Samuels 'smiles when she swims'
New Jersey teen sets new world record for open-water swimming.
I faced my fears and they faced me. It wasn't that big a deal.
UUA Breakthrough Congregation Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, Kansas
The Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, Kansas, has nearly doubled its membership.
Up to our necks
As a nation, we are buried up to our necks in a history of violence against people of color.
A tree remembers
A children's book tells Anne Frank's story from the perspective of the tree outside her hiding place.
Alzheimer's caregiving takes a village
How UUs can better serve people with dementia and their loved ones.
Susan Frederick-Gray v. Joe Arpaio
The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray joins federal class-action lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio.
Selling the seeds of change
A UU-founded company is on a mission to reclaim our seed heritage.
Room to be both Jewish and UU
Religious pluralism was as much a part of our lives as the Southern drawl that flavored our interactions.
The soundtrack of childhood cancer
Alastair Moock's songs for his 5-year-old with leukemia now help many other families, too.
Following my moral compass
We all navigate through circumstances at the limits of human experience.
UUA Breakthrough Congregation: Harmony, Landen, Ohio
Innovative lay-led congregation has unusually high ratio of children to adults.
Singing for humanity: The Pete Seeger saga
Speaking truth to power, with banjos and boats.
Parents of murdered teen raise awareness about dating violence
'Grief is the hard form of caring,' says Malcolm Astley, the father of a murdered teen.
A letter about Santa and God
By telling the truth about Santa, maybe I can better explain what I believe about God.
Paying my rent to the planet
I pick up litter for an hour on my early morning dog walk.
Sculptures: A congregation in clay
Members of a Massachusetts congregation made self-portraits in clay.
Hands-off parenting gives kids choices they aren't ready to make.
Three decades later, a weekly women's group is still going strong.
Where is your water from?
When you pour water into your congregation's Water Communion bowl, where will it come from?
Kay Montgomery's retirement marks end of an era
Kay Montgomery has held the number two position on the UUA staff for almost thirty years, becoming its 'heart and nervous system.'
'The only place I can really be me'
Summer camps help kids build their Unitarian Universalist identity.
Now let us sing
What is your favorite Unitarian Universalist hymn?
Praying for each other
People felt closer to the church community, knowing the struggle of another in the room.
Book to note: 'Mira and the Big Story'
A young girl learns to respect diverse traditions.
The lesson of Clive
I am a rock person; my husband is a cloud person.
The spirituality of the body
People watch the Super Bowl for reasons not usually recognized as spiritual, though they are.
Pet ministry: Caring for all creatures
UUs are providing comfort for ill or dying pets and their caregivers.
Urban gardener hopes to turn foreclosures into farms
Milwaukee UU believes creating a 'harvestable city' will improve quality of life.
Zach Wahls takes on Boy Scouts
UU Eagle Scout Zach Wahls leads the charge to end the ban on gay Scouts.
ZIP code: 80435
High Country UU Fellowship, Dillon, Colorado.
Steps toward a nuclear-free world
How my congregation works for a nuclear-free future.
UUA membership declines for fourth year
Over the past decade, 22 percent of congregations have shrunk by 20 percent or more.
UU marine ecologist wins 'genius grant'
MacArthur Foundation recognizes Nancy Rabalais for work in Gulf Coast dead zones.
UUA Breakthrough Congregation: All Souls New London, Connecticut
An attitudinal shift transformed All Souls New London.
Impressions of Justice General Assembly
UU World readers share their impressions of this year's General Assembly in Phoenix.
A recipe for connection
An hour spent looking through old recipes is like a visit with old friends.
We know we will be safe here
When my husband became my wife, our congregation welcomed us again.
'Justice for everyone'
Unitarian Universalists in Danbury, Connecticut, help immigrants directly every week.
Service is our prayer
Acts of service have spiritual and psychological dimensions, too.
Flowers for communion
What does your Flower Communion bloom symbolize?
I was willing to be arrested to be part of something beautiful.
A book group for the ages
An Illinois church's intergenerational book club creates connections.
Disney buys UU's 'Dark Life'
Unitarian Universalist Principles infuse Kat Falls's children's books.
How my testimony went viral
Values I learned from my two moms and UU church led me to testify before the Iowa House.
A passion for environmental justice
For the Rev. Bob Murphy, environmentalism and ministry overlap like the shoreline and the sea.
The best gift that money can't buy
What is the best non-commercial gift you’ve ever received, and why?
Isipho binds Atlanta UUs to African village
'The impact of Isipho on us has been massive. Our whole family is different.'
Passing it on from the land of plenty
Eddie O'Toole ships American surplus to Honduras, dramatically affecting people's lives.
Marilyn Sewell's next calling
Retired minister speaks about the documentary film made about her.
Campaign to restore First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
Spiritual landmark: First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia.
Music to note, Fall 2011
Music with an environmental and UU sensibility.
The raucous gardening fairy
So much for a tranquil ten minutes in the garden.
A panhandler's greeting means 'Look at me'
I stop for everyone who greets me, including panhandlers.
Lucy Stone Cooperative rooted in UU values
Young adults create Boston housing cooperative.
Mom, four kids, a year of service
Teresa Keller and four kids are spending a year in service around the globe.
What happened when I vowed to get all my vegetables from a local farmshare.