Springfield Meetinghouse, vt

Unitarian Universalist


“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” 
― Howard Thurman


We will be starting a Howard Thurman book group in January 2022. If you are interested, please click here. 



Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

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"Jesus and the Disinherited" published in 1996 

In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism. Hatred does not empower–it decays. Only through self-love and love of one another can God’s justice prevail.

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"With Head and Heart: The Autobiography of Howard Thurman" published in 1979

Howard Thurman was a unique man-a black minister, philosopher, and educator whose vitality and vision touched the lives of countless people of all races, faiths, and cultures. 





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"For the Inward Journey: The Writings of Howard Thurman" published in 1984. 


The essence of Dr. Howard Thurman (1900-1981) and his thought emerges in a message of hope, reconciliation, and love. An anthology of the most important and eloquent writings of Thurman, minister, philosopher, educator, and spiritual leader whose influence on leaders of the civil rights movement and on Americans at large has been likened to that of Martin Luther King, Jr.


(This should not be confused with "The Inward Journey"also written by Howard Thurman. )

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"Meditations of the Heart" published in 1953

Meditations of the Heart is a beautiful collection of meditations and prayers by one of our greatest spiritual leaders. Howard Thurman, the great spiritualist and mystic, was renowned for the quiet beauty of his reflections on humanity and our relationship with God. This collection of fifty-four of his most well-known meditations features his thoughts on prayer, community, and the joys and rituals of life. Within this collection are words that sustain, elevate, and inspire. Thurman addresses those moments of trial and uncertainty and offers a message of hope and endurance for people of all faiths.


Conversations With Howard Thurman Pt- 1

Conversations with Howard Thurman  Pt- 2

Howard Thurman : "What Do You Want, Really?"