Read this: Jewish Unitarian Universalists say ‘notice and name’ antisemitism
Letter from Jewish-identified UU clergy to Unitarian Universalists: ‘White supremacy culture and anti-Semitism are bound up together and must be challenged.’
Second Source language changed preliminarily at General Assembly 2017
Delegates vote to change ‘woman and men’ to ‘people’ in Second Source; GA will vote again on amendment in 2018.
Bryan Stevenson weaves story, policy in 2017 Ware Lecture
‘We will not change the world if we’re not willing to do uncomfortable things.’
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.’
Religious educators honor three who created UU White Supremacy Teach-In
Aisha Hauser, Christina Rivera, Kenny Wiley receive standing ovation for ‘heroic work.’
Board appoints six to two-year Commission on Institutional Change
Will analyze structural racism and white supremacy within the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Board will appoint committee to select interim president
Approves racism audit of UUA, will meet again April 10, when it may name interim president.
Kindness over niceness
Valuing being kind and prophetic over ‘being nice’ would help Unitarian Universalists speak more powerfully to the present times.