Jack Mendelsohn

Full name: Rev Dr. Jack Mendelsohn

The Rev. Dr. Jack Mendelsohn

The Rev. Dr. Jack Mendelsohn (1918–2012) was minister emeritus of the First Parish in Bedford, Massachusetts, which he served from 1979 to 1988. He was the thirteenth senior minister of the Arlington Street Church in Boston (1959–1969), when the church was prominent for its antiwar and civil rights work. The Unitarian Universalist Association honored him with its Distinguished Service Award in 1997.

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Ideas | UU World

The Unitarian ministry
From Ideas
In 1944, the author described his path to the Unitarian ministry—and protested discrimination against women in the ministry.
William Ellery Channing's public faith
From Ideas
The leader of the early Unitarians proclaimed, ‘I thank God that my own lot is bound up with that of the human race.’...

Resistance and Transformation | Tapestry of Faith

The Church and the Draft Resisters
From Resistance and Transformation
Sermon delivered on October 22, 1967 at Arlington Street Church, Boston. Abridged version; used with permission. A hue and cry has arisen over the sixty...

Skinner House Books

Being Liberal in an Illiberal Age
Why I Am a Unitarian Universalist 2nd Ed.
From Skinner House Books

An eloquent case for liberal religion, with a 2006 introduction by the author and a foreword by Reverend Scotty McLennan, dean for religious life at Stanford University.

WorshipWeb

Here in this sanctuary of ancient dreams and wisdom and beauty we come to grow
From WorshipWeb
Here in this sanctuary of ancient dreams and wisdom and beauty we come to grow, to be healed, to stretch mind and heart, to be challenged, renewed; to b...
Living on Borrowed Time
From WorshipWeb
The more we try to say precisely what is in our hearts, the more we find that we are speaking for multitudes of strangers the world over....

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