Coverage of the 2017 controversy over UUA hiring practices that led to the resignation of UUA President Peter Morales and two other senior staff members, to the appointment of an interim leadership team, and to a renewed push for challenging white supremacy within Unitarian Universalism.
New hiring practices help UUA live into its values
Careful attention to hiring practices has diversified the staff of the Unitarian Universalist Association and deepened its commitment to antiracism, antioppression, and multiculturalism.
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.
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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.’
News brief: UUA names two co-leads for Southern Region
Two members of Southern Region staff will lead together through June 2019, filling a position that became flashpoint for hiring practices controversy last spring.
UUA president names new acting chief operating officer
President Susan Frederick-Gray names outreach director Carey McDonald to one-year term as acting chief operating officer.
Board appoints six to two-year Commission on Institutional Change
Will analyze structural racism and white supremacy within the Unitarian Universalist Association.
UUA board votes to limit president’s ability to grant severance packages
In second day of New Orleans meeting, Board of Trustees also caps how much president can spend without board approval.
UUA board approves funding plan for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism
At New Orleans board meeting, trustees also discuss deficit caused by severance packages.
In resigning, some UUA staff received ‘shocking’ severance
Letter from interim co-presidents reveals that severance totaled more than $500,000 for employees who resigned during hiring practices controversy.
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.
UUA president steps down amid outcry over hiring practices
Board calls for inquiry into bias in hiring, appoints interim team; widespread support for examination of white supremacy within UUA.