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Dispatches from the annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association each June, written by UU World writers.

Change must come if Unitarian Universalism is to thrive, say co-presidents

Change must come if Unitarian Universalism is to thrive, say co-presidents

‘We end our service in hope,’ say co-presidents as UUs take up opportunity to dismantle white supremacy.

Elaine McArdle | 6/23/2017

Interim co-presidents: ‘This is a time of opportunity’

Interim co-presidents: ‘This is a time of opportunity’

In dismantling white supremacy within their faith, Unitarian Universalists could lead faith groups in ‘long-needed work of justice and redemption in this nation.’

Elaine McArdle | 6/23/2017

Hoertdoerfer accepts MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education

Hoertdoerfer accepts MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education

'My life’s work of forty years broke me open to the moral issues of our time.' 

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/23/2017

Unitarian Universalists strive to go deeper at pre-GA racial justice training

Unitarian Universalists strive to go deeper at pre-GA racial justice training

‘What I observed in my group . . . is just how hungry people are for this work.’

Sonja L. Cohen, Kenny Wiley | 6/22/2017

UUA finances ‘remain healthy,’ reports financial advisor

UUA finances ‘remain healthy,’ reports financial advisor

But Board of Trustees needs more training in fiduciary duty, adds Lucia Santini Field.

Elaine McArdle | 6/22/2017

Let the party begin: 2017 General Assembly opens

Let the party begin: 2017 General Assembly opens

Music, dance, and remembrance among themes at the UUA General Assembly’s opening celebration.

Kenny Wiley | 6/22/2017

Covenant Task Force calls for creation of UU general conferences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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