GA attendees make 1,200 care packages
The Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism–led project assembled self-care packages for people fleeing domestic violence.
News roundup: Congregations mark big anniversaries, and a historic pipe organ is reborn
Anniversaries and renovation news from congregations in Racine, Wisconsin; Sacramento, California; Lyons, Ohio; and Duxbury, Massachusetts.
Top ten online
Most frequently visited stories on uuworld.org, April 2, 2018–July 1, 2018.
New Orleans activists urged restorative justice for assailants who attacked two UUA employees
Two UUA employees who were violently robbed during the 2017 General Assembly urged leniency in case against four attackers, who were sentenced to prison terms.
Unitarian Universalists join movement to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Actions protesting U.S. treatment of migrants and asylum seekers were organized by the Latinx organization Mijente in San Diego on July 2.
Unitarian Universalists offer homes to asylum seekers in caravan
Central American asylum seekers, fleeing violence at home, may be released from detention centers to sponsors’ homes.
Donor gives camp an observatory
Plus: Flooding brings fish into meeting house basement; Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, church celebrates building expansion; Madison, Wisconsin, society marks fiftieth anniversary.
UU leaders arrested as Poor People’s Campaign begins national action
Interfaith justice movement launches 40 Days of Action in most state capitals; UUA president and sixteen other UUs arrested in D.C.
Mary Katherine Morn named new president of UU Service Committee
The Rev. Mary Katherine Morn has led the Unitarian Universalist Association’s fundraising since 2014.
UUA board will press congregations to make cultural change a priority
“Lives are being destroyed” by white supremacy culture in Unitarian Universalist communities, trustees say; board will address congregations this month.
Presidential candidates reflect on new process
Process leading to 2017 UUA election did not anticipate a nominee dropping out.
UUA leaders alarmed by conflicts reported by religious professionals of color
UUA has been asked for help with more than fifteen conflicts this year. Commission on Institutional Change calls for investigation of ‘disparate treatment of people of color by congregations.’