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What famous people practiced Unitarian Universalism?

Unitarian Universalism has been associated with many notable figures in history, including:

  • Louisa May Alcott: American novelist, writer, and abolitionist best known for her novel "Little Women".
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson: American essayist, lecturer, and poet who was a central figure in the Transcendentalist movement.
  • William Ellery Channing: American Unitarian preacher and writer who is often referred to as the "father of American Unitarianism".
  • Henry David Thoreau: American essayist, poet, and philosopher who was a strong advocate for individual freedom and a simpler way of life.
  • Julia Ward Howe: American abolitionist, suffragist, and poet who is best known for writing the lyrics to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic".
  • Susan B. Anthony: American suffragist, abolitionist, and women's rights activist.
  • Barack Obama: 44th President of the United States, who attended a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Chicago during his time as a community organizer.

It's worth noting that while these individuals are associated with Unitarian Universalism, it is not necessary to be a member of the tradition to be involved in its values and principles.
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