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Spring 2008

Unitarian Universalism and Class: A faith for a Few?

The Science of Salvation

Rev. Mark W. Harris

Date: May 7, 2008 

Location: First Parish of Watertown 

This lecture will look at the relationship between liberal religion and the eugenics movement. Did liberals believe they were a better class of people? Were they the saved? And if so, did they believe that inferior peoples should not reproduce? What are the origins of the birth control movement? 

Mark W. Harris is the minister at the First Parish of Watertown. He is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Unitarian Universalism and of the UUA pamphlet "UU Origins: Our Historic Faith." He is also an adjunct professor at Andover Newton Theological Seminary and Starr King School.

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