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.
With new co-moderators, board sets ‘rich and warm’ tone
October meeting of UUA Board of Trustees approves $488,640 budget for Commission on Institutional Change.
Board appoints six to two-year Commission on Institutional Change
Will analyze structural racism and white supremacy within the Unitarian Universalist Association.
UUA co-presidents set goals for racial diversity of staff
New hiring procedures aim for 40 percent of managers and professional staff to be people of color or indigenous people.
Board of Trustees ‘getting to real clarity’ about racism
In first meeting with interim co-presidents, UUA board talks about racism; discusses proposed bylaw amendments; hears call for general conference.