Leader Resource 1: Famous Unitarian Universalists Mix and Match Answers
Provide these answers during large-group discussion after small groups complete the matching exercise in Activity 2.
Dates are provided for use with Alternate Activity 1.
A. William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)
ix. Preacher of the sermon "Unitarian Christianity" which laid out the principles of early American Unitarianism
B. John Murray (1741-1815)
xii. Brought Universalism from England to the U.S.; helped end the practice of taxes paid to the established church
C. Olympia Brown (1835-1926)
xiii. First woman ordained by the Universalists (1863); fought for voting rights for women
D. King John Sigismund (1540-1571)
xi. King of Transylvania who issued the first Edict of Religious Toleration
E. William F. Schulz
i. Former UUA President (1985-1993) and former director of Amnesty International (1994-2006)
F. Lewis McGee (1893-1979)
xviii. First African American minister of a Unitarian congregation, the Free Religious Fellowship in Chicago
G. Joseph Priestley (1733-1804)
ii. Founder of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia and discoverer of oxygen
H. Margaret Fuller (1810-1850)
iii. 19th-century Transcendentalist writer, educator, feminist
I. Sophia Lyon Fahs (1876-1978)
xvii. Religious educator whose curricula and inspiration profoundly shaped mid- 20th-century Unitarianism
J. Norbert Capek (1870-1942)
xix. Brought Unitarianism to his native Bohemia (now Czech Republic); died a Nazi prisoner; introduced the Flower Service now commonly celebrated as Flower Communion
K. Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880)
xx. Wrote both fiction and non-fiction to promote abolition, women's rights, and Indian rights
L. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
viii. Transcendentalist minister who left a Unitarian pulpit over the issue of communion; known for lectures and essays including "Self-Reliance"
M. Tim Berners-Lee
v. Inventor of the World Wide Web (www) (proposed in 1989)
N. Frances Ellen Harper Watkins (1825-1911)
vi. Free black poet and abolitionist
O. Joseph Tuckerman (1778-1840)
xiv. Founder of the Benevolent Fraternity of Unitarian Churches, serving poor people in Boston; "father of American social work"
P. Clara Barton (1821-1912)
x. Nurse who organized the American Red Cross
Q. William Howard Taft (1857-1930)
xvi. Republican U.S. president, Supreme Court justice, and President of General Conference of Unitarian and other Christian Churches
R. Thomas Starr King (1824-1864)
iv. 19th-century Universalist minister who served both Unitarian and Universalist churches and kept California from leaving the Union during the Civil War; famously credited with saying, "The one [Universalist] thinks God is too good to damn them forever, the other [Unitarian] thinks they are too good to be damned forever."
S. Dorothea Dix (1802-1887)
vii. Teacher and reformer of jails and prisons; advocate for people with mental illness
T. James Reeb (1927-1965)
xv. Unitarian minister killed during the fight for civil rights at Selma, Alabama
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