Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: The New UU: A Program for Welcoming Newcomers to Unitarian Universalist Congregations

Leader Resource 1: Famous Unitarian Universalists Mix and Match Answers

Part of The New UU

Provide these answers during large-group discussion after small groups complete the matching exercise in Activity 2.

Dates are provided for use with Alternate Activity 1.

A. William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

ix. Preacher of the sermon "Unitarian Christianity" which laid out the principles of early American Unitarianism

B. John Murray (1741-1815)

xii. Brought Universalism from England to the U.S.; helped end the practice of taxes paid to the established church

C. Olympia Brown (1835-1926)

xiii. First woman ordained by the Universalists (1863); fought for voting rights for women

D. King John Sigismund (1540-1571)

xi. King of Transylvania who issued the first Edict of Religious Toleration

E. William F. Schulz

i. Former UUA President (1985-1993) and former director of Amnesty International (1994-2006)

F. Lewis McGee (1893-1979)

xviii. First African American minister of a Unitarian congregation, the Free Religious Fellowship in Chicago

G. Joseph Priestley (1733-1804)

ii. Founder of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia and discoverer of oxygen

H. Margaret Fuller (1810-1850)

iii. 19th-century Transcendentalist writer, educator, feminist

I. Sophia Lyon Fahs (1876-1978)

xvii. Religious educator whose curricula and inspiration profoundly shaped mid- 20th-century Unitarianism

J. Norbert Capek (1870-1942)

xix. Brought Unitarianism to his native Bohemia (now Czech Republic); died a Nazi prisoner; introduced the Flower Service now commonly celebrated as Flower Communion

K. Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880)

xx. Wrote both fiction and non-fiction to promote abolition, women's rights, and Indian rights

L. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

viii. Transcendentalist minister who left a Unitarian pulpit over the issue of communion; known for lectures and essays including "Self-Reliance"

M. Tim Berners-Lee

v. Inventor of the World Wide Web (www) (proposed in 1989)

N. Frances Ellen Harper Watkins (1825-1911)

vi. Free black poet and abolitionist

O. Joseph Tuckerman (1778-1840)

xiv. Founder of the Benevolent Fraternity of Unitarian Churches, serving poor people in Boston; "father of American social work"

P. Clara Barton (1821-1912)

x. Nurse who organized the American Red Cross

Q. William Howard Taft (1857-1930)

xvi. Republican U.S. president, Supreme Court justice, and President of General Conference of Unitarian and other Christian Churches

R. Thomas Starr King (1824-1864)

iv. 19th-century Universalist minister who served both Unitarian and Universalist churches and kept California from leaving the Union during the Civil War; famously credited with saying, "The one [Universalist] thinks God is too good to damn them forever, the other [Unitarian] thinks they are too good to be damned forever."

S. Dorothea Dix (1802-1887)

vii. Teacher and reformer of jails and prisons; advocate for people with mental illness

T. James Reeb (1927-1965)

xv. Unitarian minister killed during the fight for civil rights at Selma, Alabama