The Unitarian Universalist Association invites contributions to its “Disaster Relief Fund” (formerly the Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund). Contributions to this fund will assist the UUA to provide assistance to UU congregations affected by natural disasters, including recent fires in California.
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.
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.
UUA President the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray issued the following statement on Thursday, July 27, in response to Donald Trump’s plan to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. Continue reading
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)’s “Commission on Appraisal” has issued its 2017 report, Class Action: The Struggle with Class in Unitarian Universalism.
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).
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Interim Co-Presidents, the Revs. Sofía Betancourt and William Sinkford and Dr. Leon Spencer, shared this message following their recent time together in Boston.
Less than one week after the resignation of UUA President Peter Morales, two more members of the UUA Leadership Council have resigned their positions.
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.