First Peoples’ Convening focuses on climate-forced displacement
UU Service Committee co-sponsors gathering on climate change’s impact on Indigenous peoples.
Bellingham fellowship assists families of immigrants arrested in ICE raid
Unitarian Universalists provide meeting space, food, money, and volunteer support to local immigrant families disrupted by ICE arrests.
Christina Rivera resigns from UUA Board of Trustees
Rivera was a central figure in the UUA’s 2017 hiring controversy and an organizer of the White Supremacy Teach-in; UUA co-moderators denounce hateful letters Rivera and her family received.
Six UUs arrested at interfaith protest by U.S. Border Patrol
Interfaith “Love Knows No Borders” action held in solidarity with migrants’ right to seek asylum.
Amid fires’ devastation, ‘we are not in recovery mode at all’
California wildfires displace thousands, including Unitarian Universalists; UUA Disaster Relief Fund has already responded.
UUA membership rises for first time since 2008
But children’s enrollment in religious education continues to drop.
Faith floods the desert
UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray and other clergy join No More Deaths effort, bringing 125 gallons of bottled water to desolate region near Arizona-Mexico border.
Hurricane damages three buildings of fellowship in Panama City, Florida
Unitarian Universalists lose homes in Hurricane Michael; Panama City fellowship’s least-damaged building is used as relief staging area.
Commission completes review of hiring controversy, prepares for racism audit
Commission on Institutional Change issues report on tumultuous spring of 2017, prepares for broader audit of white supremacy culture within UUA.
UUs mobilize for voting rights, criminal justice reform
As elections approach, Unitarian Universalists work to register voters, promote criminal justice reform, and re-enfranchise 1.5 million people in Florida.
Flooding imperils UU conference center in North Carolina
Most congregational properties escaped major damage from Hurricane Florence, but many homes are flooded.
GA attendees make 1,200 care packages
The Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism–led project assembled self-care packages for people fleeing domestic violence.