Six experts in public health, racial injustice, economic inequality, extremism, and Unitarian Universalist theology talk about the deep fissures the past year has revealed—and how we can move forward.
One hundred years after the violent destruction of a prosperous Black neighborhood, a coalition of faith communities is building support for reparations.
UUA’s second all-virtual General Assembly is focused on improving user experience and providing more opportunities for interaction.
Financial contributions from GA participants make significant change possible: a look at the work of three recent recipients.
Five central Illinois congregations collaborate, aided by a new UUA study/action guide.
There is great healing and sustaining power in our faith, even if the ways we gather look different than before.
People v. Fossil Fuels Demands Biden Stop New Projects
However you celebrate, holidays and rituals are an invitation for reflection. They remind us of our past, and they also invite us to be attentive to the present moment.
Voting rights bills being brought to a vote in the Senate.
Because opposition to reproductive rights is so often presented as religious, UUs have a special opportunity to present faith-based arguments for reproductive justice.
While many corporations offer feel-good commercials promoting multiculturalism and equality, their political arms (like the Chamber of Commerce) and political investments perpetuate the dominance of wealth over our elections and the public interest.
Reasonable people disagree on appropriate levels of immigration, but to have substantive debate, we must refute racist scapegoating and tactics of dehumanization.
Our personal transportation choices matter, but significant emission reductions must also involve large-scale institutional change.
Human rights defenders—especially women and LGBTQ+ people—can suffer harsh consequences in their home countries for working with the United Nations.
An effective tool exists to minimize the chance of illegitimate votes—those who fail to embrace it show professed concerns about voter fraud are false.
Implementing unsafe standards in communities is harmful to trans and non-binary youth and encourages prejudice and violence.
If Russia abstained—as Article 27 of the UN Charter requires—the resolution would have passed.
We often miss how far we’ve progressed unless we stop to look back and count our blessings.
In response to the outpouring of concern, the UUA shares the most up-to-date information on how UUs in this country and around the world are responding and amplify the ways that we can all help.
The rights of the transgender community and trans children are under attack, with a record number of anti-trans bills proposed in state legislatures across the country. Watch the testimony of the mother of a trans child fighting for the rights of trans families.
Bylaws as a whole, Article II, and governance top the list of priorities.
Sonja L. Cohen
The annual meeting will be multiplatform and now features a business-only attendee option.
Heather Beasley Doyle
Important for people to ‘feel a sense of agency, empowerment, and choice.’
In a statement, UUA President Susan Frederick Gray promises we "will continue to fight for abortion access."
May 25, 2022, marks the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The UUA lifts up the life of George Floyd and honors his loved ones and his community, all of whom will have a painful and indelible memory in their hearts forever. We recognize that searing injustices and death as a result of police use of force and systemic racism continue within a militarized law enforcement that has changed little. As we resolved in 2020, the UUA is committed to making our congregations and communities authentically multicultural, multiracial, anti-oppressive spaces that dismantle anti-Blackness. We pledge to continue that important antiracist work, today and for the long haul. We remain committed to building a world in which love and justice thrive. The photo was originally published as a Moment of Reflection in our Spring 2021 edition.
Article II Study Commission undertaking a ‘deep examination’ of the UUA’s Principles and Purposes.
Boston, Mass. (June 24, 2022) – The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women Health Organization case, which overturns Roe v. Wade, upending nearly 50 years of access to abortion. Below is a statement from Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), regarding this decision:
This decision manifests the worst fears of those of us who have been working for decades to protect and affirm reproductive rights.
The case of Jayland Walker reminds us that, despite modest reforms at some departments, killings by police remain pervasive.
Attendees discussed the future of the UUA's Principles, Purposes, and Sources.
Kansas organizers succeed through inclusive leadership and seeking dialogue with potential opponents.