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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Roger W. Smith, “‘dirty’ books”

  There was a cheap mass market paperback book on the living room bookshelf in our house in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the 1950’s – I would guess it was my mother’s because she was the parent with literary tastes: a … 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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