Meadville Lombard names Ortega-Aponte as new president
Elias Ortega-Aponte succeeds Lee Barker at Chicago’s Unitarian Universalist seminary.
The Commission on Institutional Change at General Assembly
The Commission invited UUs into conversation and discernment as they shared perspectives on institutional and cultural barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Virginia congregation celebrates new name, home
News briefs: Congregation moves from Norfolk to Virginia Beach; fellowship in Port Townsend, Washington, partners with S’Klallam Tribe to create Chief Chetzemoka Interpretive Trail.
UUA names new treasurer, GA director
Since 2017, UUA staff has shifted from 19 to 28 percent people of color overall, and from 12 to 42 percent of senior staff.
BLUU announces three panelists for upcoming theology symposium
Harper-Jordan Memorial Symposium, in St. Paul, will feature Sofía Betancourt, Chris Cameron, and Rosemary Bray McNatt.
Applications for UUA Moderator search are due October 1
Board of Trustees appoints Elandria Williams and Mr. Barb Greve to continue serving as co-moderators through special election at June 2020 General Assembly.
Gift card scammers targeting congregations
In carefully targeted scams, email messages designed to look like they were sent by a minister ask members for gift cards.
Unitarian Universalists join national protests against migrant detention centers
Members and leaders join July 2 “Close the Camps” protests, plan to join July 12 protests.
UUs protest Homestead child detention center
Thousands of immigrant children are held at for-profit detention center in Florida.
Commission invites UUs to build a ‘truly hospitable’ faith
‘If we were able to fashion a UUA that could work for the person who had been the most marginalized among us, it would work better for everyone.’
Media roundup: Woman takes asylum at Maryland congregation
More UUs in the news: Leslie Mac in Essence, James Reeb on NPR, Tim Berners-Lee on the thirtieth anniversary of the Internet.
DRUUMM: Rooted in renewal
Commentary: Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries is renewing its relationship with the UUA.