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Celebrating UU Women in History

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 4:04pm

March is Women’s History Month, a time to reflect on the incredible and often overlooked contributions women have made throughout history. Many Unitarian, Universalist, and UU women have not only shaped and led the UU faith, but they’ve also left an undeniable impact on history in general. Read about ten influential women who changed the world for the better.

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Staffing for Diversity

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 9:56am
Series on Staffing for Diversity

This series of articles originally appeared in the August 2017 through January 2018 editions of Compensation and Staffing News, a monthly Office of Church Staff Finances publication.

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Love Resists By Building from the Ground Up

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 9:39am

This blog post comes from Rev. Dave Dunn of the UU Metro Atlanta North Congregation in Roswell, GA. 

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Rev. Alicia Forde Appointed Director of International Office

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 4:40pm

The UUA announces the appointment of Rev. Alicia Roxanne Forde as Director of the International Office. Starting April 1, Rev. Forde will lead the UUA’s engagement with global Unitarian, Universalist and interfaith partners, including supervising the UU United Nations Office and the Holdeen India Program. “Rev. Forde brings the perfect combination of experience, collaborative leadership, global perspective, and innovation to her new role,” says UUA Executive Vice President Carey McDonald.

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The UUA Condemns Trump's National Emergency Declaration for Border Wall

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 6:39pm

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) denounces President Trump’s racist and xenophobic decision to declare a national emergency to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

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“We Are Still In” for bold, compassionate global action for Climate Justice!

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 11:37am

Representatives of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) have wrapped up two weeks of advocacy and public witness at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) concluded it’s 24th session (COP24), December 3-14th, in Katowice, Poland.

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UUA Names New Director of Stewardship and Development

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 3:52pm

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Lauren Smith has been appointed Director of Stewardship and Development. In her new role she will oversee the UUA’s fundraising efforts, including Annual Program Fund contributions from member congregations. Rev. Smith will start in this position February 4, 2019.

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UUA Board Announces Resignation of Christina Rivera

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:36pm

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees announced it had received the resignation of trustee Christina Rivera, effective December 31, 2018. Ms. Rivera, elected to the Board in 2014, currently serves as Secretary and previously served as Financial Secretary.

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Moderator Election Planned for 2020

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 2:37pm

Earlier this year, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees reported that we did not have a candidate to propose for the 2019 Moderator election. Despite a thorough search by the Moderator Search Committee, there was not a candidate who was willing to undertake the role. In addition, the report from the Search Committee raised specific questions and concerns that came from potential candidates about the structure and expectations of the position.

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UUA Announces Organizing Strategy Team

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 5:58pm

The Unitarian Universalist Association is thrilled to share a new structure in the Association’s justice work. As of December 16, 2018, a new Organizing Strategy Team will be created to lead the UUA’s prophetic public ministry work. The team will consist of Side with Love Campaign Manager Everette Thompson, Director of Congregational Advocacy and Witness Susan Leslie, Communications Coordinator Audra Friend, and Senior Associate for Climate Justice Rev. Karen Brammer.  Rev.

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Dr. Janice Marie Johnson Will Co-Lead an Enhanced Ministries and Faith Development Staff Group

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 2:21pm

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Janice Marie Johnson will become the Co-Director of Ministries and Faith Development (MFD) on January 16, 2019. She joins the Rev. Sarah Lammert, who has led the MFD staff group since 2010. Dr. Johnson replaces Jessica York, who became the UUA’s Director of Congregational Life in November 2018. Dr. Johnson currently serves as the UUA’s Multicultural Ministries and Leadership Director.

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