New Edition of the Liberal Beacon

The Liberal Beacon #10 Featured Articles:  Sensing the Spiritual Realm: Benneville and Early Universalist Pietism  - Vernon Chandler  Religious Pluralism in Context  - Terry Cummings  The Diversity of Diversity: Why Integration is Still the Right Way Forward - Bruce...

What stage of Reaction to the Changes in Unitarian Universalism are you at?

In this insightful article, Dr. Stephen Polmar examines changes and reactions within the Unitarian movement using the famous stages of grief model developed by Dr. Kubler Ross. This article was first published in the Oct. 2023 issue of the Liberal Beacon and bears...

I Before We Except Overseas – Tracing The Roots Of Our Multi-Century Identity Crisis

Most cultures of European descent cultivate individual identity more than other cultures of the world. We have to go back 60, or 100, or perhaps 300 years to find the roots of our contemporary debates over the role of identity in our society. One intriguing theory is...

Unitarian Rev. Samuel Joseph May – education, women’s rights, and abolition of slavery.

The Reverend Rick Davis talks about American Unitarian Rev. Samuel Joseph May who during the nineteenth century championed education, women's rights, and abolition of slavery. Aligning the efforts and successes of past Unitarian leaders with our efforts today,...

Understanding our Supreme Courts: US and Canadian Perspectives

In these session (origionally presented on Feb 13, 2024) our three presenters discus the ways in which our two Supreme Courts are appointed and some of the major issues with which they deal.  The decisions of these courts have powerful and sometimes unexpected effects...

Darwin’s Birthday

Today, Feb. 12, marks the 215 anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.- 1809 – 19 April 1882 I celebrate this day because of the tremendous, work, insight and ethical wisdom of this great British scientist.  His discovery of evolutionary theory first published in...

Latest Edition of the Liberal Beacon –

Issue #9 of the Liberal Beacon is now available, We are currently looking for a new Editor of Liberal Beacon who has the time, desire, and some experience with layout, design, and editing. The volunteer position includes working with our current Editorial Board and...

Rev. Kate Rhode tells her story for the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism (FAIR)

The Unitarian Universalist Church was once my home. Now, after the church stripped me of my ministerial credentials and defamed me for expressing what it now deems heretical views, I am suing. Read the full article here: ...

Special NAUA Service on Sunday Jan. 20 2024

This a special invitation to attend the regular 3rd Saturday worship service of the North American Unitarian Association Service this Saturday (Jan. 20th, 2024).  This service features a sermon by Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof, entitled “Finding Our Way: Where Our Liberal...

A Remembrance of Rev. Dr. Finley C. Campbell

A Remembrance of Rev. Dr. Finley C. Campbell By Dick Burkhart, PhD Many in the Unitarian community will have heard of and been inspired by the tireless fight for racial harmony led by the Rev. Finley Campbell. In this tribute (reprinted here from the January 2024...

Losing my Religion

Losing My ReligionJudy Robbins, PsyD Although we focus on the imperiled Principles as the dominant outward sign, the entire religion of Unitarian Universalism is being reconstructed to the point where I do not recognize it. I am losing my religion. In the midst of...

NAUA Launches ‘circles’

Introducing a Fresh Approach to Interact with Fellow NAUA Members Commencing in February, we are excited to introduce a novel method for NAUA members to connect and foster camaraderie through Zoom. Initially, we will launch two Conversational CIRCLES scheduled for the...

Banned Children’s Books

The past year has seen increases in books banned from school libraries by both sides of the ideological wars raging.

New issue of the Liberal Beacon

Issue of the Li.beral Beacon #8

Timely Unitarian History Lesson

In times of unrest and disagreement it is comforting to know that these times are not unique.  We have been challenged by different understanding and goals of our religious organizations in the past and in the present. In this NAUA Academy video, Kevin McCulloch,...