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Covenant Task Force calls for creation of UU general conferences

General Assembly

Covenant Task Force calls for creation of UU general conferences

Group proposes recurring ecclesiastical conferences, reassessment of UUA organization to move toward effective covenantal relationships.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/22/2017

63 UU congregations are sanctuary churches

General Assembly

63 UU congregations are sanctuary churches

Two congregations have been given new accessibility certification; two groups have become covenanting communities.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/22/2017

Religious educators honor three who created UU White Supremacy Teach-In

General Assembly

Religious educators honor three who created UU White Supremacy Teach-In

Aisha Hauser, Christina Rivera, Kenny Wiley receive standing ovation for ‘heroic work.’

Elaine McArdle | 6/22/2017

Board appoints six to two-year Commission on Institutional Change

General Assembly

Board appoints six to two-year Commission on Institutional Change

Will analyze structural racism and white supremacy within the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Elaine McArdle | 6/22/2017

UUA board votes to limit president’s ability to grant severance packages

General Assembly

UUA board votes to limit president’s ability to grant severance packages

In second day of New Orleans meeting, Board of Trustees also caps how much president can spend without board approval.

Elaine McArdle | 6/21/2017

UUA board approves funding plan for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism

General Assembly

UUA board approves funding plan for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism

At New Orleans board meeting, trustees also discuss deficit caused by severance packages.

Elaine McArdle | 6/21/2017

News brief: UUA seeks nominations for acting moderator

Blog

News brief: UUA seeks nominations for acting moderator

Apply by June 30; Board of Trustees will select a successor to the late Jim Key. 

Elaine McArdle | 6/19/2017

Moving beyond ‘whites only’ UU theology

Ideas

Moving beyond ‘whites only’ UU theology

Embracing theists is essential to the cultural and spiritual health of Unitarian Universalism.

DeReau K. Farrar | 6/19/2017

Media roundup: UUs support immigrants as ICE enforcement harshens

Blog

Media roundup: UUs support immigrants as ICE enforcement harshens

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

Rachel Walden | 6/16/2017

Interdependent Web: Gun worship, equal in the eyes of God, laws of the land

Blog

Interdependent Web: Gun worship, equal in the eyes of God, laws of the land

A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.

Heather Christensen | 6/16/2017

In resigning, some UUA staff received ‘shocking’ severance

UU news

In resigning, some UUA staff received ‘shocking’ severance

Letter from interim co-presidents reveals that severance totaled more than $500,000 for employees who resigned during hiring practices controversy.

Elaine McArdle | 6/16/2017

UUA co-presidents set goals for racial diversity of staff

UU news

UUA co-presidents set goals for racial diversity of staff

New hiring procedures aim for 40 percent of managers and professional staff to be people of color or indigenous people.

Elaine McArdle | 6/12/2017

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