News brief: UUA gives $50,000 to DRUUMM, commits to renewed partnership
UUA is working with people of color ministry on a plan for long-term financial and organizational support.
Read this: UUA president responds to hate mail targeting youth leader
UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray condemns anonymous letter targeting youth leader whose mother is a UUA trustee.
Commission completes review of hiring controversy, prepares for racism audit
Commission on Institutional Change issues report on tumultuous spring of 2017, prepares for broader audit of white supremacy culture within UUA.
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.
Mary Katherine Morn named new president of UU Service Committee
The Rev. Mary Katherine Morn has led the Unitarian Universalist Association’s fundraising since 2014.
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.
Presidential candidates reflect on new process
Process leading to 2017 UUA election did not anticipate a nominee dropping out.
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.’
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.