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Hiring Practices

Coverage of the 2017 controversy over UUA hiring practices that led to the resignation of UUA President Peter Morales and two other senior staff members, to the appointment of an interim leadership team, and to a renewed push for challenging white supremacy within Unitarian Universalism. 

UUA president steps down amid outcry over hiring practices

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UUA president steps down amid outcry over hiring practices

Board calls for inquiry into bias in hiring, appoints interim team; widespread support for examination of white supremacy within UUA.

Elaine McArdle | 5/15/2017

Making this a time of opportunity

From the president

Making this a time of opportunity

From the interim co-presidents: We are committed to making this a time of opportunity and not merely a troubled time to be survived. 

Sofia Betancourt, William G Sinkford, Leon Spencer | 5/23/2017

Interim co-presidents see ‘opportunity to re-center ourselves’

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Interim co-presidents see ‘opportunity to re-center ourselves’

‘Sometimes it takes a shock to a system to get it unstuck,’ says UUA Interim Co-President William G. Sinkford.

Elaine McArdle | 4/21/2017

Interdependent Web: Breaking through is messy

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Interdependent Web: Breaking through is messy

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

Heather Christensen | 4/21/2017

News brief: Interim co-presidents meet with UUA staff

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News brief: Interim co-presidents meet with UUA staff

UUA staff hold first meeting with three interim co-presidents, who announce hiring freeze and name two more people of color to Leadership Council.

Elaine McArdle | 4/13/2017

Three co-presidents to lead UUA until General Assembly 2017

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Three co-presidents to lead UUA until General Assembly 2017

Board of Trustees appoints the Rev. Sofía Betancourt, the Rev. William G. Sinkford, and Leon Spencer to lead Association after President Peter Morales’s resignation.

Elaine McArdle | 4/11/2017

Further updates to UUA resignations and controversy over hiring practices

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Further updates to UUA resignations and controversy over hiring practices

Summary of news developments, support for critical examination of racism within Unitarian Universalism, and reactions to President Peter Morales’s resignation.

Christopher L. Walton | 4/8/2017

Board will appoint committee to select interim president

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Board will appoint committee to select interim president

Approves racism audit of UUA, will meet again April 10, when it may name interim president.

Elaine McArdle | 4/7/2017

Interdependent Web: ‘Hella white’ Unitarian Universalism, a broken leader, and insider politics

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Interdependent Web: ‘Hella white’ Unitarian Universalism, a broken leader, and insider politics

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

Kenneth Sutton | 4/7/2017

News brief: Board names Lammert acting chief operating officer

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News brief: Board names Lammert acting chief operating officer

Board of Trustees appoints the Rev. Sarah Lammert acting chief operating officer following resignation of the Rev. Harlan Limpert.

Christopher L. Walton | 4/6/2017

Two more UUA senior staff announce they will step down

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Two more UUA senior staff announce they will step down

After President Peter Morales resigned, the Rev. Harlan Limpert, chief operating officer, and the Rev. Scott Tayler, head of Congregational Life, are leaving, too.

Elaine McArdle | 4/5/2017

Morales: ‘It was clear I had lost credibility and trust’

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Morales: ‘It was clear I had lost credibility and trust’

UUA President Peter Morales explains why he resigned amid accusations of white supremacy in hiring practices.

Elaine McArdle | 4/5/2017

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