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1. What action by the UUA's Beacon Press drew the attention of J. Edgar Hoover and the issuance of federal subpoenas?
Answer: The Pentagon Papers
Beacon Press published all of the works listed, but it was the publication of the complete Pentagon Papers that drew scrutiny from Congress, the FBI, and the IRS. You can read more about this episode in UU history at Beacon Press.
2. What is the origin of the flaming chalice as a UU symbol of worship?
Answer: It emerged in the 1940s in reaction to the Nazi occupation of Europe.
Austrian artist Hans Deutsch brought together the chalice and the flame as a symbol for the Unitarian Service Committee (now the UUSC) during World War II. There is much debate about how the flaming chalice became a common liturgical symbol in UU worship, but it's believed to have only come into widespread usage starting in the mid-1980s. Read more about the history of the flaming chalice or listen to the "Chalice Capers" episodes of The Pamphlet podcast series.
3. Which of the following services does the UUA provide to congregations free of charge?
Answer: (D) All of the above
Tapestry of Faith is a collection of curricula and resources embodying lifespan faith developmentthat nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love.
WorshipWeb provides meaningful, inspiring resources for Unitarian Universalist worship services and personal spiritual practice. Available content includes categories such as Holidays and Ceremonies, Multicultural Worship, and Music Resources.
4. In which year did the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America merge to form the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)?
The Universalist Church of America was founded in 1793, and the American Unitarian Association in 1825. After consolidating in 1961, these faiths became the new religion of Unitarian Universalism through the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Learn more about the history of Unitarian Universalism by reading, "Unitarian Universalist Origins: Our Historic Faith."
5. Which of the following are online resources from the UUA?
Answer: Braver/Wiser, Meaning Makers, and WorshipWeb
Braver/Wiser offers weekly messages of courage and compassion. Every Wednesday you'll receive an original written reflection by a contemporary religious leader, and brief prayer, grounded in Unitarian Universalism. Sign up today.
Meaning Makers is a year-long spiritual development program for young UUs to explore their faith more deeply through in-person retreats, virtual small group ministry and mentorship.
WorshipWeb provides meaningful, inspiring resources for Unitarian Universalist worship services and personal spiritual practice.
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