Tim Atkins resigns from UUA Board of Trustees
Atkins stepped down in January, saying he objected to moderator election plan and board’s use of executive session.
Christina Rivera resigns from UUA Board of Trustees
Rivera was a central figure in the UUA’s 2017 hiring controversy and an organizer of the White Supremacy Teach-in; UUA co-moderators denounce hateful letters Rivera and her family received.
News brief: Board names Carey McDonald executive vice president
At May teleconference, UUA Board of Trustees also discusses ongoing work of Commission on Institutional Change, names new youth observer.
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.
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.
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.
News brief: Board of Trustees meets in Boston October 12–14
Portions of the meeting will be live streamed; October meeting is the first since appointment of co-moderators Mr. Barb Greve and Elandria Williams.
UUA co-moderators excited to continue model of shared leadership
Greve and Williams issue joint statement as they undertake ‘bold experiment in shared leadership.’
UUA Board of Trustees appoints two co-moderators
Trustee Elandria Williams and Mr. Barb Greve will serve together as co-moderators until special election in 2018.