Mark D. Morrison-Reed

Rev. Dr. Mark D. Morrison Reed is the author and editor of several books, including Black Pioneers in a White Denomination, Darkening the Doorways: Black Trailblazers and Missed Opportunities in Unitarian Universalism, The Selma Awakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism, and Revisiting the Empowerment Controversy: Black Power and Unitarian Universalism, all from Skinner House Books. He has served as co-minister of Unitarian Universalist congregations in Toronto and Rochester, New York, and as an affiliated faculty member at Meadville Lombard Theological School and the coordinator of the Sankofa Archive there. In 2019, Rev. Morrison-Reed received the Award for Distinguished Service to the Cause of Unitarian Universalism.

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Building the World We Dream About | Tapestry of Faith

Leader Resource 1: Black Pioneers in a White Denomination Excerpt
From Building the World We Dream About
Excerpted from Black Pioneers in a White Denomination (Boston: Skinner House, 1992)....

Life | UU World

Religious community is essential
From Life
The central task of the religious community.

Skinner House Books

Revisiting the Empowerment Controversy
From Skinner House Books

The preeminent scholar of black Unitarian Universalist history presents this long-awaited chronicle and analysis of the events of the Empowerment Controversy.

Voices from the Margins
From Skinner House Books

An anthology of meditations. The inSpirit Series was previously known as the Meditation Manual Series.

The Selma Awakening
From Skinner House Books

An analysis of Unitarian Universalist civil rights activism in Selma, Alabama, in 1965. Reviews the history of racial justice in the denomination in the prior decades and explains how Selma became a turning point.

Been in the Storm So Long
From Skinner House Books

Previously known as the Meditation Manual Series, this stirring volume features more than 40 selections from the spirited voices of 29 African-Americans.

Black Pioneers in a White Denomination
From Skinner House Books

Tells the stories of pioneering black ministers in Unitarian Universalism...

In Between
From Skinner House Books

Frank personal account of growing up black during the era of the civil rights movement. The author wrestles with racism, the death of Martin Luther King, black radicalism, and his experience in an interracial family.

Darkening the Doorways
From Skinner House Books

Life stories and achievements of African Americans in Unitarian Universalism...

UU World

The black hole in the white UU psyche
From UU World Magazine
What is the consequence of not knowing Unitarian Universalism’s black history? We have embraced a false narrative about who we are.

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