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How did Unitarianism begin and why does any of it matter? Susan Ritchie and Sean Neil-Barron tackle why it was Unitarianism the creation of a separate denomination was not desired but our liberal forebearers but contributed to an important theological and ethical shift in religious life in America.

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Is healing possible when physical healing is not possible? When Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie got her first call as minister to the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Provincetown, Massachusettes, she assumed it would be similar to the small town church of her childhood. Only a few days into her ministry Rev. Kim was thrust into the crisis that would come to dominate her ministry, the beginning of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Rev. Kim tells some of the stories of her time in Provincetown and shares some of the lessons she learned from ground zero.

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Does the true origin of the flaming chalice go back to 1949 in the eccentric mind of an far out Universalist minister named Rev. Ken Patton? Sean and Susan dive into this question and more as we climb aboard the Charles Street Starship and venture where no podcast has gone before! P.S. Yes there are a few Star Trek references in this episode!

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Reheat some Puritan attitudes towards food, add a dash of cultural imperialism, and mix in some newly burgeoning domestic science and you have the recipe for Unitarian pie. On this episode of The Pamphlet, we explore the role of science in Unitarian Universalism through beloved Unitarian businesswoman and culinary innovator Fannie Farmer. Ever wondered if Jello or Marshmallows had a Unitarian connection? Wonder no more.

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For the past four decades, the Flaming Chalice has become the undisputed symbol of Unitarian Universalism. Yet its origin as the logo of the Unitarian Service Committee during its efforts to bring refugees out of...

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UUs were accused of being Communists or Pinkos in the '50s? *Yawn* What could be less surprising than that? But what if you found out that the head of the Unitarian Service Committee had been secretly passing information to the KGB? What if you heard rumors that the editor of the main Unitarian magazine and the head of the UU youth movement turned out to be a Soviet sympathizer who was using his position to advance a pro-Moscow line?

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