Radical Theology of Fred Rogers

Pittsburgh children’s television icon Fred Rogers preached and practiced a radical theology which advocated for cultivating empathy for all, making sure that every child was cared for, and loving your neighbor as yourself. What can we learn from Mr. Rogers today?

Accidental Generosity

Acts of generosity–even those that are incidental or accidental–can trigger a chain reaction of unselfishness that reaches far beyond the original act. How can we harness the power of viral generosity to build a more just and compassionate community, within and beyond our walls?

Something About Rivers

Rivers–especially the confluence of two or more rivers–can provide rich metaphors for life and living. Dwelling near the rivers here in Pittsburgh, we are given a special opportunity to reflect on rivers and what they might mean to us, on both the literal and metaphorical levels.

All Souls

 In the Christian tradition, All Souls Day has been a time to remember everyone who has died, everyone who has been part of the gathered community. The phrase “All Souls” has a particularly Unitarian connotation because of something that one of our own “saints,” William Ellery Channing, said: “I am a living member of the great Family of All Souls; and I cannot improve or suffer myself without diffusing good or evil around me through an ever-enlarging sphere.” What does it mean for us to be a community of All Souls?


Sunnyhill member Chetan Chothani will lead a celebration of Diwali, the Hindu “festival of lights” which takes place each fall. This holiday celebrates the victory of light over darkness and hope over despair.