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Postponed – Transcendentalists and the Struggle for Social Justice

June 22, 2020 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM


This event was temporarily postponed. We will be sure to post the new date and time when it is confirmed.

John Buehrens, former President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, will discuss the radical social activism of Boston-based Transcendentalists including Elizabeth Peabody, Margaret Fuller, James Freeman Clarke, and Caroline Healey Dall who, among others, fought to lay the groundwork for democratic and progressive religion in America.

John Buehrens is past president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (1993 to 2001) and is Minister Emeritus of First Parish in Needham (where he served from 2002 to 2012). He is one of the leading voices in Unitarian Universalism, having authored several previous books, including “A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism” and “Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers and Religious Liberals.” He has served congregations in Tennessee, Texas, New York City (All Souls) and prior to his recent retirement, San Francisco.


Reverend Buehren’s book Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice will be available for signing in partnership with the Concord Bookshop.

$5 Member | $10 Non-Member.


June 22, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm