Category Archives: Liberal Religious Youth (LRY) / Student Religious Liberals (SRL)

a fleeting glimpse of Abraham Maslow

    I had a cup of coffee with Student Religious Liberals (SRL), an organization I belonged to briefly in the mid-1960’s while attending Brandeis University. “Cup of coffee” is baseball lingo for a short time spent by a minor … Continue reading

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a message to an old friend

  Ella Lou Rutledge was a friend of mine from high school days. We were both very active in Liberal Religious Youth (LRY) and belonged to the Norfolk Suffolk Federation of LRY in Massachusetts. Ella and I attended the same … Continue reading

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Ruth Wahtera

    The following are comments of mine upon learning of the death of my longtime friend Ruth Wahtera, a native of Peabody, Massachusetts, who passed away on March 20, 2016: In my opinion, Ruth was a very strong woman. … Continue reading

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“Roger Smith Elected Chairman of NERC”

  Norfolk-Suffolk Federalist, vol. 4, no. 6 (March 1963) NERC was the acronym for the New England Regional Committee of Liberal Religious Youth (LRY)  

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“Roger Smith Voted Most Immoral Boy”

  I was an active member in the early 1960’s of Liberal Religious Youth (LRY). During the 1963-1964 academic year, I was the Chairman of the New England Regional Committee (NERC). Prior to that, I was the representative to NERC … Continue reading

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Philip J. Pierce, tribute to Rev. John M. Coffee, Jr.

  Delivered at memorial service for Rev. Coffee at the First Church, Unitarian Universalist, Boston, MA on June 18, 2012 . Philip J. Pierce, tribute to Rev. John Coffee              

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Tribute to Charles McGlynn, LRY Advisor

    Charles McGlynn has, sadly, been deceased for many years. According to my fellow LRY’er Dick Hood, he was “a victim of his bad habit of two packs of Herbert Tarreytons a day.” Charlie McGlynn had a very good … Continue reading

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