Contents: UU World Back Issue

Neil Miller

Lorraine Sanders

The Rev. Barbara Hamilton-Holway

Helio Fred Garcia

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Lerner
Neil Miller puts same-sex marriage in the context of thirty-five years of gay and lesbian activism—and growing American tolerance—in our cover story. Miller teaches journalism at Tufts University and is the author of Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present. Marilyn Humphries, whose photographs illustrate our cover story, has been documenting the bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender communities since the 1970s. She is a photographer for the Boston newspaper Bay Windows.

Lorraine Sanders followed UUs Corey Rothermel and Doug Neff to San Francisco City Hall to record their marriage. Sanders is a freelance writer and masters candidate in journalism at Stanford.

The Rev. Barbara Hamilton-Holway, author of Who Will Remember Me? A Daughter's Memoir of Grief and Recovery, from which “A Mother's Bond” is adapted, is co-minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, California.

Bella English, a staff writer for the Boston Globe, profiles activist Kathy Mulvey. English is a member of the First Parish, Unitarian Universalist, in Milton, Massachusetts.

Helio Fred Garcia describes the efforts of Religions for Peace toward reconciliation in Iraq. Garcia, recipient of the 1999 President's Award for Volunteer Service from the UUA, is a member of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York.

“Reflections” contributors include: The Rev. Tom Goldsmith, minister of the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, Utah; Marcia Aldrich, a professor of creative writing at Michigan State University and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in East Lansing, Michigan; Patrick Murfin, a school janitor, social activist, member of the Congregational Unitarian Church of Woodstock, Illinois, and author of We Build Temples in the Heart, a new meditation manual from the UUA's Skinner House Books; and the Rev. Robert A. Thayer, minister of the Universalist Unitarian Church in Brockton, Massachusetts, and author of Offerings: Remarks on Passing the Plate, new from Skinner House Books. “Creations” are by Charles Mitchell, a printmaker and member of the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Appleton, Wisconsin, and Joyce Marquess Carey, a quilt maker and member of the First Unitarian Society in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Lerner looks to three Orthodox Jewish books for challenge and insight. Lerner is minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, Maryland, and president of Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness.

The Rev. Gordon D. Gibson, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart, Indiana, looks back at the fiftieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.

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