Living Unitarian Universalist History: Programs for UU Adults
The Unitarian Universalist Association presented two new sixteen-session workshop history
programs for UU Adults to be available in Fall 2010 as part of the Tapestry of Faith project. The
programs, Living in the Stream: Stories from Unitarian and Universalist History by Rev. Jackie
Clement and Rev. Alison Cornish, and History of Unitarian Universalist Resistance and
Transformation by Rev. Colin Bossen and Rev. Julia Hamilton, both introduce key moments in our
history through stories, primary source documents, activities and discussions that invite
participants to better understand the ways in which our history informs both individual faith
journeys and the on-going stories of our congregations and our movement. The workshop
introduced the two new Unitarian Universalist history programs, using activities and stories from
the programs to highlight methodology and philosophy behind the programs.
The workshop provided opportunity for open interactions with the focus on history and heritage
and on religious education.
Tapestry of Faith Programs for Adults – online at
Resistance and Transformation: Unitarian Universalist Social Justice History —Online
Rev. Colin Bossen and Rev. Julia Hamilton
Grounded in the belief that even "failures" in our history can be instructive, this program presents
the ongoing struggle of our tradition to live up to its ever-evolving ideals of social transformation.
Themes include abolition, peace-making, civil rights, free speech, utopianism, counter-culture, the
women’s movements of both 19th and 20th centuries, sexuality education, and LGBT equality.
Faith Like a River: Themes from Unitarian Universalist History—Online
Rev. Jackie Clement and the Rev. Alison Cornish
"Faith Like a River" explores the dynamic course of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian
Universalist (UU) history—the people, ideas, and movements that have shaped our faith heritage.
It invites participants to place themselves into our history and consider its legacies. What lessons
do the stories of our history teach that can help us live more faithfully in the present? What lessons
do they offer to be lived into the future?