Read the Commission on Institutional Change’s November report.
As the Commission on Institutional Change continues its work investigating institutional racism and a culture of white supremacy within Unitarian Universalism, it issued a statement on November 12, 2018, emphasizing the difficulties that religious professionals of color face in the denomination. Among other things, it highlighted that the Unitarian Universalist Association has not kept adequate records on the experiences faced by religious professionals of color.
The Commission called upon the UUA to invest in resources to track the career trajectories of religious professionals, especially people of color, and to offer a wide range of support, including a more transparent search process and creation of a Rapid Response Team to intervene when employment disputes occur.
Read the Commission’s full report.
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Elaine McArdle is a UU World senior editor and a member of First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon. An award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, she has also written for the Boston Globe, Harvard Law Bulletin, and others.
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