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‘No time for a casual faith’: Watch the 2018 General Assembly’s Sunday worship service

General Assembly

‘No time for a casual faith’: Watch the 2018 General Assembly’s Sunday worship service

‘As Unitarian Universalists, we are first and foremost religious communities that practice love as our foundation—and we are living in times of heartbreak, violence, and pain.’

Staff Writer | 6/28/2018

UUs learn tools for ending the money bail system

General Assembly

UUs learn tools for ending the money bail system

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism hosts public witness event at 2018 General Assembly focused on criminal justice reform.

Elaine McArdle | 6/22/2018

Kansas City activist arrested in confrontation with anti-LGBT protesters

General Assembly

Kansas City activist arrested in confrontation with anti-LGBT protesters

During brief protest of Unitarian Universalist support for LGBT lives by Westboro Baptist Church, police arrest a local activist. General Assembly Safety Team works to de-escalate situation with police.

Elaine McArdle | 6/21/2018

The Universalist Klansman

Ideas

The Universalist Klansman

Unitarians and Universalists haven’t always challenged white supremacy. Sometimes they’ve championed it.

Colin Bossen | 8/13/2018 | Summer 2018

UUA board will press congregations to make cultural change a priority

UU news

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.

Elaine McArdle | 5/11/2018

Media roundup: UU congregations work for racial justice

Blog

Media roundup: UU congregations work for racial justice

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

Rachel Walden | 5/11/2018

UUA leaders alarmed by conflicts reported by religious professionals of color

UU news

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.’

Elaine McArdle | 3/29/2018 | Summer 2018

Assumed identities: A personal history of passing

Feature

Assumed identities: A personal history of passing

I want to tell the truth now, about how I passed—and how people passed me off—as an American Indian.

Brando Skyhorse | 4/16/2018 | Spring 2018

Choosing a stubborn love

Life

Choosing a stubborn love

Why I returned to my mostly white UU congregation.

Michael Hornsby | 2/26/2018 | Spring 2018

Even acknowledging my own racism is controversial

Spirit

Even acknowledging my own racism is controversial

Seeing my own racism is like any other kind of self-knowledge: Unpleasant, but very real.

Doug Muder | 2/5/2018

Getting intersectional means showing up when there are no pink hats

Ideas

Getting intersectional means showing up when there are no pink hats

Only speaking out when one has skin in the game isn’t activism; it’s just self-preservation.

Marchaé Grair | 1/19/2018

Introducing ‘Side with Love,’ a more accessible public witness campaign

UU news

Introducing ‘Side with Love,’ a more accessible public witness campaign

UUA’s public witness campaign changes name after criticism that ‘Standing on the Side of Love’ privileged able-bodied people.

Elaine McArdle | 1/10/2018 | Spring 2018

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