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The Rev. Rosemary Bray McNattRosemary Bray McNatt

The Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt is president of Starr King School for the Ministry and a contributing editor of UU World. She served as senior minister of the Fourth Universalist Society in New York City from 2001-2014.

A former editor for the New York Times Book Review, she is the author of a memoir, Unafraid of the Dark (Turtleback, 1999).


Letter from a hoped-for future
What Unitarian Universalism looks like, twenty years from now.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 3.9.15

The threat of fundamentalism
Unitarian Universalists must boldly participate in the religious marketplace of ideas.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 12.5.11

Unitarian Universalism must change
We must admit that Unitarian Universalism has a specific, sometimes alienating culture, and we must change it.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 2.22.10

Waiting for a great novel about UU ministry
Contemporary authors have yet to plumb the true depths of Unitarian Universalist ministers' lives.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 2.8.10

Watching the evidence change
A meditation on the inauguration of President Barack Obama, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 1.19.09

Louisa May Alcott's Unitarian legacy
Did 'Little Women' plant the seeds of my own Unitarian Universalism?
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 8.6.07

Do UUs have theological common ground?
Two new books try to name the liberal theology that holds Unitarian Universalism together.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 11.14.05

Theodore Parker, heretical prophet
Theodore Parker did more to establish our justice-seeking heritage than anyone else, but he did so out of his own struggle to understand God.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 5.1.03

Power, religious faith, and social change
Two books take up the knotty challenge of citizen participation and the democratic process.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 3.1.03

Why Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't a UU
What would have happened if Martin Luther King Jr. had cast his lot with the Unitarian Universalists? A reflection on race and theology.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 11.1.02

An urgent encounter with Islam
A reading list in the aftermath of 9/11.
By Rosemary Bray McNatt 1.1.02