Over the course of the last twenty years, I’ve published a wide variety of things including magazine articles, columns, essays, print books, and ebooks. From 1996-2003, I co-authored over twenty-five software manuals – those 1,000-1,500 page tomes you might have used as door stops. They were published here in the United States and also, translated into many different languages. I haven’t written a software manual since 2003, so most of them are about outdated versions of software, but it’s amazing how much still works.
In more recent years, my writing has been more focused on the social justice issues I care most about: justice, equity and inclusion of all people.
Together, my writings, books, magazine articles, essays, pamphlets, and blog posts offer a pretty good picture of my varied interests and commitments.
Resistance: A Memoir of Civil Disobedience in Maricopa County
Boston: Skinner House, 2012. Amazon Kindle. Amazon, Sept. 2012. ebook and print.
In July 2010, Unitarian Universalist Annette Marquis made the hard decision to participate in the National Day of Non-compliance in Phoenix, Arizona. She went there to protest the passage of SB 1070, planning to be arrested, and spent a long night in the notorious jail run by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Marquis reflects on what compelled her to action and what she learned about the struggles of migrants and people of color in Maricopa County and about being an ally in the fight for justice.
Essays and Anthologies
Struggling in Good Faith: LGBTQI Inclusion from 13 American Religious Perspectives
Edited by Mychal Copeland, MTS, and D’vorah Rose, BCC
LGBTQI people and allies, clergy, activists and scholars explore LGBTQI inclusion in their religious communities, addressing how their faith’s teachings have been traditionally interpreted, the ways in which inclusion is being consciously constructed or denied, and where LGBTQI people can find support within the tradition. “Unitarian Universalism” explores the history and commitments of the Unitarian Universalist faith to LGBTQI inclusion.
A Quiet Revolutionary
The Rev. William Furness’s sermons on the abominations of slavery angered wealthy members of First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia in the decade leading up to the American Civil War. Many withdrew from the church. Laura Matilda Towne (1825–1901) was among those who stayed to hear Furness preach, often with armed guards at his side, and his words left a lasting impression on her (more…)
The Faces of Hell
When a gunman enters a church during a Sunday morning worship service, many faces of hell emerge for the victims, the families, and the shooter. This essay explores the meaning of hell and how a tragic event can raise previously unexamined questions.
The Long Road Home
Coming Out in Faith: Voices of LGBTQ Unitarian Universalists
Ed. Susan Gore and Keith Kron. Boston: Skinner House Books, 2011.
This collection of poignant testimonials illuminates the lived experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Unitarian Universalists. Coming Out in Faith also helps to raise awareness of Unitarian Universalism’s active role in promoting a vision of humanity that not only embraces LGBTQ people but actively seeks to learn from the unique strengths they bring to questions of personal faith and organizational vitality. “The Long Road Home“ explores Annette Marquis’s journey through coming out as a Roman Catholic and into an accepting faith community.
We Cannot Forget Them
The Women of Katrina: How Gender, Race, and Class Matter in an American Disaster
Ed. Emmanuel A. David and Elaine Enarson, Nashville: University of Vanderbilt Press, 2012.
The transformative event known as “Katrina” exposed long-standing social inequalities. While debates rage about race and class relations in New Orleans and the Katrina diaspora, gender remains curiously absent from public discourse and scholarly analysis. This volume draws on original research and firsthand narratives from women in diverse economic, political, ethnic, and geographic contexts to portray pre-Katrina vulnerabilities, gender concerns in post-disaster housing and assistance, and women’s collective struggles to recover from this catastrophe. We Cannot Forget Them includes excerpts from Annete Marquis’s blog she wrote while working in a Red Cross shelter in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Read the full blog: A Personal View of Disaster, on the Unitarian Universalist Association’s website.
A Spiritual Home for LGBTQ People
A warm welcome from Unitarian Universalist congregations to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, and others on the spectrum of gender identities and sexual orientations. To read this pamphlet click here.
Numerous books, eBooks, magazine articles, foreign language publications, and columns. For a full list, visit: Technology Publications.