UUA President William G. Sinkford explains to the Salt Lake Tribune why the Unitarian Universalist Association did not boycott Utah after Proposition 8 passed in California with the help of many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City. The UUA is holding its General Assembly in Salt Lake next week. “I’m a strong believer that you can only work for change when you are in relationship,” Sinkford tells the paper, which characterizes his eight-year presidency like this:
Sinkford, the first black president of the association, has made it his goal to have Unitarian Universalists engage more with other faiths and nonreligious organizations, to have a higher profile on the important social-justice issues.
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Christopher L. Walton is editor of UU World. He holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Utah and is a member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship.