Richard S. Gilbert retired in June 2005 after serving 44 years in the Unitarian Universalist ministry in Cleveland, Ohio, Golden, Colorado, Ithaca, NY, and for 32 years at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, NY. He received an M.Div. from St. Lawrence University Theological School, a D. Min. from Colgate Rochester Divinity School and honorary doctorates from St. Lawrence University, Meadville Lombard Theological School and Starr King School for the Ministry. In 1995 he received the Holmes-Weatherly Award of the Unitarian Universalist Association for faith-based social justice work. He is the author of the Building Your Own Theology adult religious education series, as well as three Skinner House Books: The Prophetic Imperative: Social Gospel in Theory and Practice, How Much Do We Deserve? An Inquiry in Distributive Justice and In the Holy Quiet of This Hour, a book of meditations. Currently he is part-time Social Justice Coordinator for the St. Lawrence Unitarian Universalist District, does guest preaching, social justice workshops and is working on several books including the religious life of Susan B. Anthony and the history and philosophy of UU religious education. He also has taught at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Starr King School for the Ministry and Meadville Lombard Theological School.