A few years ago I learned that in this nation of 260 million people, there are fewer than 200,000 Unitarian Universalists.

I wondered, "Are UUs so rare because people have studied the religion and rejected it? Or is it that so few people are even acquainted with the religion?"

Believing that the latter situation might be the case, I began to assemble questions about Unitarian Universalism, obtaining them from a variety of people outside the religion: Catholics, Protestants, Jews and fundamentalists. I even went inside the religion, seeking questions from both present and former church members and ministers.

Rev. Steve Edington of the Nashua, New Hampshire UU Church is the source of most of the answers. If you don't like the response to a particular question, I'll tell you that Steve didn't answer that one, or Steve did answer it but I didn't write what he told me. Otherwise he would be the author and I wouldn't have had anything to do.

To Florence Shepard, Deane Starr, and JoAnn Corzilius, for your suggestions of content and editing, thank you. To publisher Bud Swanson, president of Transition Publishing, who gave this little book soul and character, thank you.

And to the late Anna Stearns, whose substantial endowment to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua makes possible projects like this, thank you.

John Sias
July, 1994

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