In 2014 I was told by the search committee that what RVUUF was looking for in a minister was to help you move from an “I” church to a “We” church and to help you practice right relations and compassionate communication.
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.
I am challenged to share with you news that is not a reflection of RVUUF, but it is a reflection of two associations of which RVUUF and myself as minister are in direct relationship and therefore has an effect at some level.
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.
“A Conversation About Race” takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9 at RVUUF. There are a limited number of spots, so please sign up by April 3 with Diane Werich via RVUUF’s contact form.
This conversation utilizes the “Race Toolkit Project,” developed by the Racial Equity Coalition. The project is designed to bring people together to talk about “the difficult subject of race.” Facilitators have been trained on how to make this conversation as safe as possible.
“Thank you.” Words spoken, and written, to ensure you understand that gratitude abounds within me and the leadership and members of RVUUF.
Social Justice and Action Committee coordinated hanging the “Black Lives Matter” banner outside of RVUUF. Pictured here are Bill Montfort on the ladder, Roger Best holding the ladder, and Frank Jones looking on.
The dark days are upon us as we fall back in time in November. To address my need for more light during the dark days I decided to spread out my vacation weeks, so I’m headed to Mexico from Oct. 30 to Nov. 6 to take advantage of my second week of vacation.