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Special Review Commission

A special review commission was appointed in September 2005 by the Rev. William G. Sinkford, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, and Gini Courter, the association's moderator and chair of its board of trustees, to study contentious incidents at the June 2005 General Assembly. The commission was asked "to identify learnings about the structures of racism and agism both within and outside our faith community which we must address in our journey toward wholeness." The commission presented an interim report to the board in January 2006 and will present a final report in April.

Members of the commission: Hafidha Acuay (Portland, Ore.); the Rev. José Ballester (Houston, Texas); Rachel Davis (Teaneck, N.J.); Janice Marie Johnson (Brooklyn, N.Y.); the Rev. Margaret Keip (Grants Pass, Ore.)


Articles

One event, two perspectives
A racially-charged encounter seen through different eyes reveals worlds of difference.
By Special Review Commission 2.6.06