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.
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.