Widening the Circle of Concern, Together, to Upend White Supremacy
Five central Illinois congregations collaborate, aided by a new UUA study/action guide.
UUA Will Present Five-Year Institutional Change Plan
“This is not just another initiative,” said UUA Executive Vice President Carey McDonald. “It’s at the center of all our initiatives for the coming years. It’s the foundation.”
Commission on Institutional Change’s final report is a critical waypoint, not the end of the journey
Letter from the UUA administration.
Commission survey reveals strong support for antiracism work
Commission on Institutional Change is collecting testimony through end of September; 60 percent of survey respondents see antiracism work as most important to future of Unitarian Universalism.
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.
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.’
News brief: Institutional Change team calls for better tracking and support of RE professionals
Read the Commission on Institutional Change’s November report.
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.
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.
Read this: Commission releases report on hiring practices controversy
Commission on Institutional Change completes investigation of contested hiring process for UUA Southern Region Lead position in 2017, offers reflections and recommendations for ‘fundamental and deep’ changes.
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.’
Board prepares bylaw changes for 2018 General Assembly
Changes will simplify social witness resolutions process, remove gendered language, and allow for co-moderators.