Unitarian Universalists call for abolition of ICE and end of family separation at border
UUA General Assembly continues focus on dismantling white supremacy. Resolutions condemn criminalization of migrants, call for end to private prisons, and urge support for indigenous water protectors.
News brief: Board of Northern New England District recommends dissolving district
District serving congregations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont is part of the UUA’s New England Region. Two of the four districts in that region have already dissolved.
Board prepares bylaw changes for 2018 General Assembly
Changes will simplify social witness resolutions process, remove gendered language, and allow for co-moderators.
No candidates nominated to run for UUA moderator in 2019
Moderator Nominating Committee tells board that it found no suitable candidates willing to run for a six-year term.
News brief: UUA Presidential Search Committee seeks input on process
The committee charged with selecting two candidates to run for UUA president is seeking feedback about its process, which was used for the first time in the 2017 election.
‘We have all been charged’
At the General Assembly in New Orleans, Unitarian Universalists find hopeful signs in a time of surprising change.
News brief: UUA seeks nominations for acting moderator
Apply by June 30; Board of Trustees will select a successor to the late Jim Key.
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.
President Peter Morales moved the UUA’s headquarters, encouraged entrepreneurs, and stressed immigration justice. His resignation opens a painful and possibly hopeful new chapter in our conversation about racism.
Citing ‘significant health concerns,’ UUA Moderator Jim Key resigns
Key has presided over UUA Board of Trustees during racial equity conversation of past two months.
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.
Interim co-presidents see ‘opportunity to re-center ourselves’
‘Sometimes it takes a shock to a system to get it unstuck,’ says UUA Interim Co-President William G. Sinkford.