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Margot Susanna Adler (1946-2014) was a speaker, lecturer, writer, and public radio reporter. A self-described Wiccan High Priestess, she was a member of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City, a member of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS), and a frequent speaker at UU events.   . . . read more
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Elmo Arnold Robinson (1887-1972) was a Unitarian Universalist minister, a professor of philosophy for thirty years at San Jose State University in California, and a scholar of American Universalism, especially its history in Ohio and Indiana. Born in Portland, Maine, his father was a salesman of wholesale groceries, tea, and coffee . . . read more Eliza Anne McIntosh Reid (1841-1926) was a social reformer, women's activist, and a leader in the movement to gain access to higher education for Canadian women. A life long Unitarian, her contributions would be continued and expanded by her daughter,  Helen R. Y. Reid . . . read more Helen Richmond Young Reid (1869-1941) was a Montreal social worker involved in local, national, and international reform movements. A life long Unitarian, she founded and directed a number of charitable and educational organizations. She published articles and books in the fields of social welfare, public health, and immigration. Reid travelled widely   . . . read more William Thomas (Gwilym Marles) (1834-1879) has been called "the founder of modern Unitarianism in Wales". This area, where Welsh Unitarianism flourished, was maliciously dubbed the "Black Spot". Thomas's activism on behalf of his congregation culminated in his, and their, being locked out of the church in 1876  . . . read more Lucia Fidelia Woolley Gillette (1827-1905) was one of the first women to be ordained to the Universalist ministry in the United States and probably the first ordained woman to preach in Canada. By her teen years she was writing for Universalist newspapers. Later in life she campaigned for woman's suffrage and lectured on religious, literary, and women's issues.  . . . read more Sir Francis Ronalds (1788-1873) – inventor, engineer and scientist – is known for building the first working electric telegraph and, while director of the Kew Observatory, the first successful continuously-recording camera. He was also arguably the first electrical engineer.  . . . read more Thomas Fyshe Palmer (1747-1802) was one of five, eighteenth-century British political reformers, who came to be known as “The Scottish Martyrs”. Palmer was ordained to the Anglican clergy before embracing Unitarian beliefs. Convicted of sedition in 1793, he was sentenced to seven years in Australia.  . . . read more Hone Tuwhare (1922-2008) was one of the leading poets of the twentieth-century. Building on his Maori and Scottish background, his poetry reflected, critiqued, and celebrated New Zealand culture and its people. He was a social justice advocate, a defender of the working class, and an advocate for the Maori   . . . read more