It wasn’t inevitable that the Unitarians and the Universalists would get together. There was a long process of flirtation and withdrawal before they actually managed to combine forces in 1961. And this was not the only possible merger, which leads us to today’s question:
What other religious groups had the Unitarians and/or Universalists considered merging with prior to the 1961 creation of the Unitarian Universalist Association?
Extra bonus question: what religious groups have been considered for additional merger with the UUA since 1961?
[Edit: the extra extra bonus question, which upon reconsideration isn’t really trivia, is being removed and made into it’s own post]
Please feel free to tackle whichever of these questions you like and ignore the others if you don’t have a guess.