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Congregations reaffirm commitments to Black Lives Matter

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Congregations reaffirm commitments to Black Lives Matter

In Louisville, Kentucky; Kenosha, Wisconsin; and Lexington, Massachusetts, Unitarian Universalist congregations targeted by police or by right-wing protesters remain steadfast.

Elaine McArdle | 10/13/2020

Policing is the glue of whiteness

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Policing is the glue of whiteness

Despite the propaganda that treats police as heroes, actual policework is often neither clean nor heroic.

Howard Bryant | 9/1/2020

What antiracism work looks like for two UU congregations and their partners

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What antiracism work looks like for two UU congregations and their partners

What congregations in Colorado and Illinois have learned about ‘harnessing love’s power to stop oppression.’

Sherri Daye Scott | 9/1/2020

Commission on Institutional Change’s final report is a critical waypoint, not the end of the journey

Portland church joins lawsuit over federal agents at Black Lives Matter protests

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Portland church joins lawsuit over federal agents at Black Lives Matter protests

Deployment of federal officers violates the Tenth Amendment, chills the legal right to protest, alleges lawsuit.

Elaine McArdle | 8/6/2020

Almost 5,000 attend Virtual General Assembly

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Almost 5,000 attend Virtual General Assembly

UUA’s first online-only General Assembly calls for solidarity with Indigenous communities, supports defunding police, and formalizes human rights investment screen.

Christopher L. Walton | 7/9/2020

A special UUA president’s column

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A special UUA president’s column

A message to white Unitarian Universalists.

Susan Frederick-Gray | 6/4/2020

Amid pandemic and Pilgrim anniversary, Wampanoag face new threat

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Amid pandemic and Pilgrim anniversary, Wampanoag face new threat

Unitarian Universalist Association calls for urgent action to support Native American tribe that first welcomed its Pilgrim religious ancestors 400 years ago.

Elaine McArdle | 4/17/2020

The problem with wilderness

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The problem with wilderness

The American environmental movement is rooted historically in ideas about pristine wilderness, free from human presence, that replicate colonial patterns of white supremacy and settler privilege. Native-led movements are changing the script.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker | 3/1/2020 | Spring 2020

My Black is BLUU

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My Black is BLUU

The Harper-Jordan Memorial Symposium declared a Black-centered theology as worth remembering, centering, and fighting for.

Marchaé Grair | 12/9/2019 | Spring 2020

Antiracist protesters in purple costumes arrested at farmers’ market

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Antiracist protesters in purple costumes arrested at farmers’ market

Unitarian Universalist minister, four other activists arrested protesting white supremacists at farmers’ market in Indiana.

Elaine McArdle | 12/2/2019

The call of our faith

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The call of our faith

What in Unitarian Universalism’s central theology requires us to work toward building multicultural, antiracist Beloved Community?

Nancy Palmer Jones, Karin Lin | 1/20/2020 | Winter 2019

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