Category Archives: Unitarian Universalist Association

News and happenings at the Unitarian Universalist Association, central organization for UU congregations in the United States.

UUA President: ‘I cast my lot with you’

I am thinking of all of you. It is now three months into my term as UUA President, and it has been a time of repeated tragedies and traumas. These have included political traumas including the Transgender Military Ban and the rescinding of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. They have also included the devastating natural disasters of fires out West and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria that devastated parts of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. And there have been the violent human tragedies of Charlottesville and now Las Vegas.
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Recovery and relief in response to Hurricane Harvey

On Friday night, Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 Storm and brought with it deadly winds and rain to an area of the United States millions call home. Much of the Texas Gulf Coast has been impacted and communities in Louisiana and across the state of Texas are still coping with more days of rain.

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has joined with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a recovery and relief fund in response to Hurricane Harvey.
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UUA Common Read: Two selections for 2017

Side-by-side cover images for 'Daring Democracy' and 'Centering'

The Unitarian Universalist Association’s Common Read Selection Committee has chosen two books for this year’s program. They are: Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry, edited by Mitra Rahnema (Skinner House, 2017), and Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want, by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen, (Beacon Press, September 2017).
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UUA President Peter Morales resigns

In a March 30 letter to the Unitarian Universalist Board of Trustees, UUA President Peter Morales resigned from office effective April 1.

In his letter, Morales cited an earlier note regarding the UUA’s hiring practices and lack of diversity in senior leadership: “In my hasty effort I created more hurt for those already hurting. I failed to lead appropriately. I reacted when I should have listened. I am deeply sorry.”

At UU World, editor Christopher L. Walton has compiled a timeline of events, with links to news articles, original documents and updates.