Resources for Adult Religious Education or Adult Discussion groups
Readers Guides for UU Communities
Publications, Publications

About the Program

Beacon Press books are ideal tools for life-long learning in Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations, and have often led the UU community to identify areas of concern. With this program, we aspire to strengthen the social justice and spiritual work of the denomination.

This program aims to:

  • deepen awareness in the UU community of issues of social justice;
  • provide the finest and most enlightened thinking about these issues as tools to enrich discussions within UU communities; and
  • create a new understanding of the work of Beacon Press in UU congregation and communities.

The Beacon Press Discussion Guides provide a flexible structure for a short-term, small-group discussion program using Beacon books. The guides offer support materials for group leaders with all levels of experience, laying out information in such a way that preparation time is minimal. 

Guides are now available for fifteen Beacon titles; click on the titles below to view them. Guides are arranged by book title below. 

Many guides are also available as Adobe Acrobat.pdf files for easier printing. Get the free Acrobat Reader, then download the file you need from the images below. 

Current UU Guides

Book group guides and teachers' guides are also available, both of which can easily be adapted for use in UU congregations. 

Ordering Books

The UUA bookstore offers a 10% discount with orders of 5-9 copies of a single title, and 20% off 10 or more copies. Contact the UUA Bookstore, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, tel: 1-800-215-9076, fax: 1-617-723-4805.


Please let us know how you like the guides and how they work for you. Your feedback about their content and suggestions for future titles will aid us in our commitment to meet the program needs of UU congregations. 


This program was developed in collaboration with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Religious Education Department and Congregational, District and Extension Services and was funded through a grant by the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock. 

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