News brief: Board drafts charge for interim president
In April 3 meeting, UUA Board of Trustees endorses ‘UU White Supremacy Teach In,’ discusses plan for interim president, outlines plan for audit of hiring practices.
Critics see white supremacy in UUA hiring practices
Latest senior hire, of a white man, highlights staff leadership that remains mostly white.
Humiliation and hostility: A riot lives on
Racial justice activists, many of them Unitarian Universalists, work in Tulsa to overcome the painful legacy of a 1921 riot that killed up to 300 black people.
The dream of white innocence
Unitarian Universalists were ready to redeem the American dream, to take our place in the revolution. What happened?
The act of not seeing
‘This is how it feels a lot of the time,’ says one racial justice activist, ‘like white folks are just walking around like everything is okay.’
The past is alive at Whitney Plantation
You can’t rewrite history, but you can help right many of the wrongs through education.
In François Clemmons’s unlikely neighborhood
Clemmons looks back on his music career and his groundbreaking role on ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.’
Two UUs released after arrest at anti-KKK protest
Two Unitarian Universalists arrested in fight with Ku Klux Klan members released without charges or bail after three days in Anaheim jail.
Power of community, the peril of individualism
True community doesn’t happen unless everyone is willing to give up some of their identity as an individual.
Justice and redemption
‘Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done,’ writes Bryan Stevenson in Just Mercy, the new UUA Common Read.
A mixture of triumph and pain
The UUA General Assembly in Portland, Oregon, contained a mixture of triumph and pain that reflects the state of our movement and the state of America.
Final texts: Social witness statements at General Assembly
A Statement of Conscience and three Actions of Immediate Witness, passed by the 2015 General Assembly, focus on reproductive justice, Black Lives Matter, climate justice, and immigration.