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This Day in Unitarian Universalist History June 30

1992 – At General Assembly in Calgary, Canada, the Unitarian Universalist Association passed the Racial and Cultural Diversity in Unitarian Universalism Resolution, which affirmed the vision of a Unitarian Universalist faith that reflects the reality of the global village, rather than that of a narrower band … read more.

This Day in Unitarian Universalist History June 29

1835 – Celia Thaxter was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Daughter of the lighthouse keeper at Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire, she helped her family turn it into a summer retreat for New England’s literary Unitarians. She also wrote poems aimed at consolation and comfort, … read more.

This Day in Unitarian Universalist History June 27

1984 – At General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, the Unitarian Universalist Association passed the historic Gay and Lesbian Services of Union Resolution. This resolution affirmed the conducting of services of union for gay and lesbian couples by UUA ministers, and asked UUA faith communities to … read more.

This Day in Unitarian Universalist History June 26

1796 – David Rittenhouse died at age 64. A devout Universalist, he was a mathematician and prolific astronomer and is credited with making the first telescope in America. He was also treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and director of the United States Mint.

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This Day in Unitarian Universalist History June 23

1977 – At General Assembly in Ithaca, New York, the Unitarian Universalist Association passed the ground-breaking Women and Religion Resolution, which called on Unitarian Universalists to examine in their own lives the way in which traditional religious beliefs have devalued women. The resolution called … read more.

This Day in Unitarian Universalist History June 21

1823 – Judge Harry Toulmin died. A member of a prominent Unitarian family, he became the Unitarian minister in Chowbent, but his support of the French Revolution forced him to flee to America with Joseph Priestley. There he met Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and … read more.