Category: News

Unitarian-Universalist Nobel Laureates

UUs have their share of Nobel laureates. Here are a few.

John Bardeen (1908-1991) John Bardeen received his BA and MA in electrical engineering from University of Wisconsin and went to Princeton where he got his Ph.D. in physics. While working at Bell labs, Bardeen and other … read more.

UU History Corner: Karen Uhlenbeck

Karen Uhlenbeck had just attended the weekly service at her Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Princeton, New Jersey, on March 17, 2019, when she learned she’d made history by becoming the first woman to win the prestigious Abel Prize for mathematics.

Since 2003, the Norwegian Academy of … read more.

Women’s History Month

March is celebrated as Women’s History Month. There are many Unitarian and Universalist women worth celebrating. Here are a few of the most famous Unitarians in the fight for women’s rights.

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) met Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1851 and worked with her for the rest of … read more.

UU History: Theodore Parker

A few weeks ago, the Reverend Doctor Linda Hart spoke to us about Theodore Parker……..

Theodore Parker was perhaps the most influential American Unitarian minister who ever lived. He was one of the greatest American preachers; the leader, with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller, of … read more.

Social Justice News/Videos on Racism and Media

Community Passageways has a four-pronged approach to community justice:

1. Prevention: Keep youth on a good path. Show them new paths.

2. Diversion: Keep people out of the prison system and in community.

3. Support: Support people already in the prison system.

4. Reintegrate: Ensure a smooth, successful integration … read more.

UU History – The Flaming Chalice: Part 1

(by Susan J. Ritchie)

PART 1:  The flaming chalice is the symbol of Unitarian Universalism. Most Unitarian Universalist congregations begin their worship on Sunday mornings by lighting one in the form of a lamp or candle.cradled within a wide-lipped vessel. But you will also find them out … read more.

February Book Club Announcement

The VIUF Bookclub choice for February’s Book Club meeting (on Feb. 28th, immediately after the service) will be American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland, by Marie Mutsuki Mocket

Please try to get a copy to read by the end of February.
Thanks!, Pamela Godt