Polly Peterson

Polly Peterson

Polly Peterson

Polly Peterson is the author of Stirring the Nation's Heart: Eighteen Stories of Prophetic Unitarians and Universalists of the 19th Cent)ury (Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA, 2010) as well as several biographical stories for the UUA's Tapestry of Faith curriculum. She is a member of First Parish in Concord, Massachusetts.

From Polly Peterson

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Amazing Grace | Tapestry of Faith

Augusta Jane Chapins Call To Ministry
From Amazing Grace
Back in 1836, when Augusta Jane Chapin was born, women rarely spoke in public. Most Americans considered it highly improper, especially if men were...
Two Men Named James
From Amazing Grace
Two famous twentieth-century Unitarians were James Luther Adams, born in 1901, and James Reeb, born in 1927.

Faithful Journeys | Tapestry of Faith

Learning By Heart Sophia Lyon Fahs
From Faithful Journeys
"Mama, Mama, why do we just keep going and going and not going anywhere?" asked little Sophie....

Ideas | UU World

Robert Gould Shaw and his regiment of 'hope and glory'
From Ideas
25-year-old Unitarian led the first regiment of free blacks in the Union Army.

inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

Missionaries, Builders, and Pathfinders
Unitarian Universalist Stories from the Midwest, West, and South, 1830-1930
From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

This book belongs to the Tapestry of Faith Toolkit Series provided by the UUA Faith Development Office. Toolkit Books provide background knowledge, inspiration, and practical guidance to program and lead UU faith development and to help us explore and live our faith in our congregations,...

Skinner House Books

Stirring the Nation's Heart
Eighteen Stories of Prophetic Unitarians and Universalists of the 19th Century
From Skinner House Books

This book belongs to the Tapestry of Faith Toolkit Series provided by the UUA Faith Development Office. Toolkit Books provide background knowledge, inspiration, and practical guidance to program and lead UU faith development and to help us explore and live our faith in our congregations,...

The New UU | Tapestry of Faith

Theodore Parker and the Crafts
From The New UU
This is the story of Theodore Parker, a Unitarian minister who was determined to do whatever he could to end slavery in the United States. His powerful...

Toolbox of Faith | Tapestry of Faith

Eliza Tupper Wilkes Riding for Faith, Hope, and Love
From Toolbox of Faith
A useful visual aid for this story is a map of the United States to show Reverend Wilkes extensive travel all over the country. Other visual aids might...
Theodore Parker and the Fugitive Slaves Refusing to Follow an Unjust Law
From Toolbox of Faith
For a more interactive storytelling, assign a few participants to give voice to the words of Theodore Parker and Millard Fillmore, both of whose writing...
Olympia Brown Gets the Vote
From Toolbox of Faith
Read or tell the story. A farm wagon bumped along through the Kansas prairie, under a blazing August sun....

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