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UUA cuts regional committees that assess seminarians
Board approves 2016 budget, ending funds for Regional Subcommittees on Candidacy.
By Elaine McArdle 5.4.15 NEWS

Faith groups join Lummi Nation fight against coal
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship’s partnership leads to public witness event at UUA’s General Assembly in June.
By Elaine McArdle 4.20.15 NEWS

UUA rededicates Selma memorial at Boston HQ
Bronze monument commemorates three civil rights martyrs killed in Alabama in 1965.
By Christopher L. Walton 4.6.15 NEWS

Climate Justice Month calls UUs to new campaign
Through Earth Day, series of invitations to join Commit2Respond, a new climate justice campaign.
By Tina Porter 3.30.15 NEWS

UUA trustees mull their role in Starr King conflict
At Board of Trustees meeting in Alabama, UUA welcomes two new congregations, may have eight more by June.
By Elaine McArdle 3.16.15 NEWS

In Selma, 'we are your partners forever'
More than 500 Unitarian Universalists join 50th anniversary march in Selma.
By Christopher L. Walton and Elaine McArdle 3.6.15 NEWS

UUA General Assembly returns to Portland in June
Registration opens March 2 for conference with climate justice theme.
By Elaine McArdle 2.9.15 NEWS

UUA board proposes spending limits for presidential campaigns
Discusses eliminating Commission on Appraisal; will discuss funding for theological education in March.
By Elaine McArdle 1.26.15 NEWS

Two more Starr King professors resign
Organization of community ministers condemns school's actions; UUA leaders express dismay about 'heated rhetoric and broken relationships.'
By Elaine McArdle 1.19.15 NEWS

Janapol: Youth observer on UUA board
Benji Janapol is serving a one-year term as the Youth Observer on the UUA Board of Trustees.
By Elaine McArdle 1.5.15 NEWS

Burnette: Former fundamentalist wants to foster UU growth
New UUA trustee, a minister in Arizona, sees unique role for Unitarian Universalism.
By Elaine McArdle 12.29.14 NEWS

Rivera: Lack of diversity in UUA inspired her board service
Christina Rivera began her three-year term on the UUA Board of Trustees in June 2014.
By Elaine McArdle 12.22.14 NEWS

UUA's new HQ gets top green building designation
24 Farnsworth Street office building awarded LEED platinum certification.
By Elaine McArdle 12.15.14 NEWS

Board names first African American chair of MFC
Jesse King, lay leader in Colorado, will chair UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee.
By Elaine McArdle 12.8.14 NEWS

Reforms take aim at clergy misconduct
It is easy to think of clergy misconduct as a Catholic or evangelical problem. It's not.
By Kimberly French 12.1.14 NEWS

Study guide helps congregations explore 'Escalating Inequality'
Congregational Study/Action Issue chosen at 2014 General Assembly.
By Sonja L. Cohen 11.17.14 NEWS

Sale of mineral rights brings $944K to UUA
Lois and Ken Carpenter's gift of mineral rights, once thought worthless, is windfall to UUA.
By Elaine McArdle 10.27.14 NEWS

Board thanks Carpenters for $944K gift at October meeting
UUA will not need loan from endowment, although financial challenges remain.
By Elaine McArdle 10.27.14 NEWS

Looking to get more involved in climate justice? Commit2Respond
A movement open to all, calling all to action on a moral imperative.
By Elaine McArdle 10.13.14 NEWS

Fired up: General Assembly report, 2014
General Assembly energized Unitarian Universalists with new models of ministry and outreach.
By Elaine McArdle 9.8.14 NEWS

New crowdfunding site draws $100K for UU projects
Donors pledge $100,000 through Faithify.org for Unitarian Universalist projects in first two months.
By Gary Band 9.8.14 NEWS

UUA balances budget with cuts, $400K loan from endowment
Board approves revised budget to address $1.3 million shortfall.
By Elaine McArdle 8.25.14 NEWS

UUA moves into 'Innovation District' headquarters
New headquarters is open, modern, and environmentally responsible.
By Christopher L. Walton 8.15.14 NEWS

UUA Bookstore expands offerings
At new location, bookstore offers clothing, jewelry, tote bags, and hundreds of books.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.15.14 NEWS

UUA sells last Beacon Hill building for $11.5 million
41 Mt. Vernon St., former Beacon Press headquarters, will become condominiums.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.6.14 NEWS

Results of UU World's 2013 readership survey
UU World's readership survey also offers an updated profile of the UUA's membership.
By Christopher L. Walton 7.21.14 NEWS

Unitarian Universalist Association approves fossil fuel divestment
General Assembly vote endorses divestment, but allows for shareholder activism.
By Donald E. Skinner and Christopher L. Walton 6.30.14 NEWS

WaterFire, and a wedding, cap off Saturday GA celebrations

By Elaine McArdle 6.29.14 NEWS

Delegates discuss making GA more inclusive

By Elaine McArdle 6.28.14 NEWS

UUA divests from fossil fuels

By Donald E. Skinner 6.28.14 NEWS

Witnessing to the power of love
Curated social media from the Saturday, June 28, 2014, WaterFire event.
By Kenneth Sutton 6.28.14 NEWS

Military chaplain offers tools for UU ruck sack

By Sonja L. Cohen 6.28.14 NEWS

UUs rappel down convention center at GA

By Elaine McArdle 6.27.14 NEWS

Friday: Apology for misconduct; board discusses deficit

By Christopher L. Walton 6.27.14 NEWS

Presidential Search Committee takes a spin in public

By Donald E. Skinner 6.26.14 NEWS

GA 2014 opens with tribute to Pete Seeger

By Elaine McArdle 6.25.14 NEWS

$1.3 million deficit surprises UUA administration, board
Shortfall in major gifts brought to leaders' attention as fiscal year ends.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.25.14 NEWS

53rd General Assembly is underway
A social media roundup of photos and conversation at the opening of the 2014 UUA General Assembly.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.25.14 NEWS

$1.3 million deficit surprises UUA administration, board

By Christopher L. Walton 6.24.14 NEWS

Follow 2014 UUA General Assembly with UU World
Keep up with the latest news from the UUA’s annual meeting, in Providence.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.23.14 NEWS

Team plans creative, nourishing arc of worship
Worship Arts Team, new this year, supports worship leaders at General Assembly.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.16.14 NEWS

Fossil fuel divestment on GA agenda
Divestment resolution, Congregational Study/Action Issues on business agenda.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.26.14 NEWS

At WaterFire, 'love is the transformative element'
Public witness event at 2014 General Assembly will send UUs into public art festival with a message of love.
By Elaine McArdle 5.19.14 NEWS

Opening of new UUA headquarters delayed
Three-day delay expected as fire department tests sound insulation products.
By Kenneth Sutton 5.19.14 NEWS

Make a bowl to fight hunger
Empty Bowls project at UUA General Assembly will raise money for hunger relief.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.5.14 NEWS

UUA's Boston guesthouse will close June 30
After Eliot and Pickett guesthouse closes, Club Quarters Hotel will house UUA volunteers.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.28.14 NEWS

Board wants new process for handling complaints about clergy misconduct
UUA Board of Trustees also votes to support business resolution on fossil fuel divestment.
By Elaine McArdle 4.21.14 NEWS

UUA names new Stewardship and Development director
Mary Katherine Morn will succeed Terry Sweetser as chief fundraiser in August.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.7.14 NEWS

UUA Presidential Search Committee begins its work
Created by 2010 General Assembly vote, committee will pick two nominees for 2017 UUA presidential election.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.7.14 NEWS

Morales champions reproductive rights outside Supreme Court
Peter Morales claims access to contraception is “a constitutionally protected right to religious freedom.”
By Elaine McArdle 3.31.14 NEWS

Emerging, alternative groups at UUA's growing edge
Total membership falls 1.2 percent; UUA counts 51 emerging groups, handful of experimental communities.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.24.14 NEWS

UUA sells three buildings for $23.6 million
Sale of 25 Beacon Street headquarters, Eliot and Pickett Houses finalized.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.20.14 NEWS

Uncontested elections will add 2 new trustees
2014 General Assembly will elect four trustees and a financial advisor.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.17.14 NEWS

'Love Reaches Out' is theme of 2014 General Assembly
Labor disputes limit available hotel rooms, but other options remain available.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.10.14 NEWS

For young leader, General Assembly is a spiritual practice
Planning Committee chair Bart Frost says GA 'shows how big our small faith is.'
By Christian Schmidt 3.10.14 NEWS

UUA holds farewell ceremony for 25 Beacon St.
Beacon Benediction guests look through contents of 1926 time capsule.
By Christopher L. Walton 3.3.14 NEWS

UUA sells Beacon Hill buildings to residential developer
Sea-Dar Construction will convert 25 Beacon St., Pickett & Eliot Houses into residences.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.18.14 NEWS

1,500 Unitarian Universalists join huge N.C. march
UUs from many states joined tens of thousands for 'Moral March' in Raleigh February 8.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.17.14 NEWS

New UUA logo part of outreach effort
Logo is first step in a broader initiative to promote Unitarian Universalism.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.13.14 NEWS

GA rebate offered to congregational leaders in 2014
UUA Board of Trustees hopes to attract congregational presidents to General Assembly with $100 subsidies.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.10.14 NEWS

Board approves sale of three UUA properties
Also votes for $100 General Assembly discount for congregational presidents.
By Christopher L. Walton 2.3.14 NEWS

Group works to make congregations more accessible
EqUUal Access offers guidelines, is creating a congregational certification program.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.6.14 NEWS

UU World's top online reads from 2013
Four of our top ten stories are by one writer.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 12.30.13 NEWS

End of DOMA brings new openness for military chaplains
UU chaplains find easing of restrictions let them more easily support soldiers who are lesbian, gay, and bisexual.
By Christian Schmidt 12.23.13 NEWS

Time capsule unearthed from 25 Beacon St. cornerstone
Engraved copper box will be unsealed at farewell celebration in February.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 12.16.13 NEWS

In disasters and tragedies, Trauma Response Ministry steps in
Now in its 11th year, volunteer ministers and laypeople provide crisis relief.
By Donald E. Skinner 12.2.13 NEWS

UUA-UUSC fund to aid typhoon victims in Philippines
Relief fund aims to help those most marginalized by disaster.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 11.13.13 NEWS

Smaller board shows new spirit of collaboration
Board approves New Orleans for 2017 General Assembly, hears report of 55 emerging congregations.
By Christopher L. Walton 10.28.13 NEWS

History buff creates videos of denomination's 'Long Strange Trip'
Six-DVD series traces roots of Unitarian Universalism from 1st century to present times.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.21.13 NEWS

Congregations build bridges, relationships with Native Americans
Spurred by study of Doctrine of Discovery, UUs reach out to indigenous people.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.14.13 NEWS

Morales arrested in D.C. during immigration protest
Interfaith demonstration calls on Congress to pass compassionate immigration reform.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 10.9.13 NEWS

Spring 2014 move expected for UUA headquarters
Traffic of prospective buyers is brisk at 25 Beacon Street.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 9.30.13 NEWS

Gini Courter's revolution
The UUA's longest serving moderator reflects on a legacy of volunteer leadership.
By Christopher L. Walton 9.23.13 NEWS

Funding Program helps UUs' social justice dreams come true
In 2012, fund dispersed more than $1M to advance innovative UU projects.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.16.13 NEWS

Two UU seminaries to receive $1M each over five years
UUA funding panel seeks to focus on UU-identity schools and education.
By Christian Schmidt 9.9.13 NEWS

Seeking growth, congregations take 'Leap of Faith'
Congregational mentoring program enters third year.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.2.13 NEWS

General Assembly 2013: Entering a new era
Report from the 2013 UUA General Assembly.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.26.13 NEWS

'Fabulous Gay Wedding' is New Zealand's first
UU minister officiates at historic same-sex wedding at Auckland Unitarian Church.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 8.23.13 NEWS

Bringing General Assembly to life
The UUA's General Assembly and Conference Services office puts together a giant logistical puzzle every year.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.15.13 NEWS

Tweens gather in Dallas for UU Children's Choir
43 children attend music camp during UU musicians' conference.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.12.13 NEWS

UUA and UUSC call for increase in minimum wage
Renewed campaign for worker justice says ‘stop making workers pay the price for corporate greed.’
By Donald E. Skinner 7.22.13 NEWS

Clearwater UUs lauded for deep-seated social activism
For decades, congregation has advocated for civil rights, farmworkers, immigrants, and LGBT rights.
By Donald E. Skinner 7.15.13 NEWS

Hoover, King lauded for decades of UUA service
Fighting for racial equality spurred both men’s work.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 7.8.13 NEWS

New board takes up antiracism, relationship building
New moderator, financial advisor, and five new members join smaller board.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 7.1.13 NEWS

GA clean energy rally draws attention from EPA

By Peter Bowden 6.25.13 NEWS

Jim Key wins moderator election in close contest
40 votes separated Key from Tamara Payne-Alex.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.24.13 NEWS

3,426 people participated in Louisville GA

By Sonja L. Cohen 6.23.13 NEWS

Delegates oppose institutional racism with AIW

By Donald E. Skinner 6.23.13 NEWS

Delegates donate $16k to New Orleans congregations

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.23.13 NEWS

Recommitting to antiracism, thanking Gini Courter

By Christopher L. Walton 6.23.13 NEWS

Sunday worship: Our covenant with all being

By Christopher L. Walton 6.23.13 NEWS

Courter urges assembly to set the UUA's vision

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.23.13 NEWS

Passed: fossil fuel divestment AIW

By Sonja L. Cohen 6.23.13 NEWS

GA ends in celebration, installation of new leaders

By Donald E. Skinner 6.23.13 NEWS

AIW passes urging end to corporate personhood

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.23.13 NEWS

GA celebrates completion of 'Tapestry of Faith'

By Christopher L. Walton 6.23.13 NEWS

Delegates approve bylaw changes about electronic voting

By Sonja L. Cohen 6.22.13 NEWS

Delegates consider six AIW proposals

By Sonja L. Cohen 6.22.13 NEWS

Rev. Mel Hoover receives Distinguished Service Award

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.22.13 NEWS

Three proposed AIWs added to 2013 agenda

By Christopher L. Walton 6.22.13 NEWS

Key wins moderator election by 40 votes

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.22.13 NEWS

Charlie King receives President's Award for Volunteer Service

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.22.13 NEWS

GA welcomes international guests

By Donald E. Skinner 6.22.13 NEWS

Delegates approve Article II bylaw changes

By Donald E. Skinner 6.22.13 NEWS

Delegates approve bylaw changes adding regions

By Christopher L. Walton 6.22.13 NEWS

Eboo Patel urges interfaith involvement

By Donald E. Skinner 6.21.13 NEWS

General Assembly imagines its future, on Twitter!

By Christopher L. Walton 6.21.13 NEWS

Plenary honors retiring Kay Montgomery

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.21.13 NEWS

Article II change recommended by miniassembly

By Donald E. Skinner 6.21.13 NEWS

Commission on Appraisal report explores authority

By Donald E. Skinner 6.21.13 NEWS

Divestment, shareholder advocacy hot topic at GA

By Sonja L. Cohen 6.21.13 NEWS

Assembly adopts immigration Statement of Conscience

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.21.13 NEWS

Preliminary report shows 3,256 people registered for GA

By Sonja L. Cohen 6.21.13 NEWS

Making congregations safer and more sexually responsible

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.21.13 NEWS

Candidates make final appeal in moderator race

By Christopher L. Walton 6.21.13 NEWS

District board wants to delay its business resolution

By Sonja L. Cohen 6.21.13 NEWS

Board, financial advisor report on budgets

By Christopher L. Walton 6.21.13 NEWS

Video: Environmental justice bus tour

By Peter Bowden 6.20.13 NEWS

General Assembly opens in Louisville

By Donald E. Skinner 6.20.13 NEWS

Trustees meet for last time as 25-member board

By Christopher L. Walton 6.20.13 NEWS

'Unitarian Universalism well situated for challenging times'

By Donald E. Skinner 6.20.13 NEWS

On banks of Ohio River, UUs rally for clean energy

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.20.13 NEWS

Guide to 2013 General Assembly coverage
An updated guide to our coverage of the UUA General Assembly in Louisville.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.20.13 NEWS

New rules approved for ministers' relationships

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.19.13 NEWS

UUA welcomes one new congregation at 2013 GA

By Sonja L. Cohen 6.19.13 NEWS

Follow 2013 General Assembly with 'UU World'
Keep up with the latest news from the UUA's annual meeting in Louisville.

By Christopher L. Walton 6.17.13 NEWS

Kay Montgomery's retirement marks end of an era
Kay Montgomery has held the number two position on the UUA staff for almost thirty years, becoming its 'heart and nervous system.'
By Elaine McArdle 6.10.13 NEWS

Off-site voting at GA expands
UUA hopes for 100 off-site delegates at June General Assembly.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.3.13 NEWS

2013 General Assembly to choose new moderator
Election resources from 'UU World' and the Unitarian Universalist Association.
By Christopher L. Walton 5.15.13 NEWS

Texas congregations form social justice network
The Texas UU Justice Ministry seeks to amplify UU voices in the public square.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.13.13 NEWS

Three districts vote to become MidAmerica Region
Shift toward regionalization aims to create greater connections among congregations.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.6.13 NEWS

UUA membership is flat in 2013
Over eight-year period, UUA shows slight increase, as other American denominations post double-digit declines.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.29.13 NEWS

Consultant to aid impasse between UUA board, administration
Trustees and executive staff agree to hire help to resolve long-standing tensions.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.29.13 NEWS

British Unitarians rally to save faith from extinction
‘Growing Unitarianism’ movement seeks to reverse decline and promote excitement.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.22.13 NEWS

UUA, UCC presidents rally for gay marriage in R.I.
Morales, Black urge Rhode Islanders to lobby their state senators after marriage equality bill passes the House.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.15.13 NEWS

UUA announces new executive structure
Harlan Limpert to become 'chief operating officer' as Kay Montgomery retires from office of executive vice president.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.12.13 NEWS

'Two Who Dared' puts UUSC founders' heroism on film
Documentary depicts little-known story of Martha and Waitstill Sharp’s efforts to save Jews and dissidents during WWII.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.1.13 NEWS

Environmental justice, elections on tap at 2013 General Assembly
Eboo Patel and Wendell Berry are among the featured speakers at Louisville, Ky., meeting in June.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.25.13 NEWS

UUA to purchase new Boston headquarters
Board approves lease-to-purchase agreement for 24 Farnsworth Street in Boston’s Seaport District.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 3.15.13 NEWS

Farewell, 25 Beacon Street?
As the UUA looks for a more modern headquarters, Unitarian Universalists reflect on the symbolic meaning of its perch on Boston’s Beacon Hill.
By Richard Higgins 3.11.13 NEWS

Risk, return, and justice
The Common Endowment Fund pools congregational assets in a fund that reflects UU values.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 2.15.13 NEWS

Kay Montgomery announces retirement from UUA
After 30 years of service, executive vice president will step down in June.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 2.13.13 NEWS

Board considers impact of biennial General Assemblies
President tells UUA trustees that monitoring reports are of 'little value'; young adults and people of color express concerns about biennial GA.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 1.28.13 NEWS

Trustees work, worship, and mingle with Philadelphia UUs
Board meets with young adults and lends a hand in MLK Day of Service.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 1.28.13 NEWS

Month of love and justice returns
Standing on the Side of Love’s second annual Thirty Days of Love campaign runs from MLK to Valentine’s Day.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.21.13 NEWS

Candidates announced for 2013 UUA elections
Nominating Committee releases slate of candidates; individuals seeking to run by petition must file paperwork by February 1.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 12.31.12 NEWS

Audit committee praises UUA financial staff
Board prepares for complex conversations about youth and GA at January meeting.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 12.10.12 NEWS

UUA and UCC consider being ‘Partners in Justice’
In historic Boston meeting, denominations plan closer public witness ties, collaboration in other areas.
By Christopher L. Walton 12.3.12 NEWS

Districts recede as 'regionalization' takes hold
UUA governance is moving toward a regional model, lowering costs and increasing efficiency.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.26.12 NEWS

Once a rarity, UU military chaplains increasing
The growing number of UU chaplains reflects sea change in UUA’s relationship to the military.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.12.12 NEWS

'Tapestry' puts curricula online
Free, fully searchable religious education curricula for all ages.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 11.1.12 NEWS

Covenants and 'Ends' top agenda at October board meeting
UUA Board of Trustees appoints four trustees to continue service and reviews update on regionalization.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 10.29.12 NEWS

UUA Board resumes talks about biennial GAs
Takes up Fifth Principle Task Force report; GA 2013 will see more plenary time and focus on covenants.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 10.29.12 NEWS

From Arizona to North Carolina, 'UndocuBus' draws UU support
Cross-country ride raises awareness of undocumented immigrants and their struggles.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.10.12 NEWS

Hold up those lights: 2012 Justice General Assembly
The Unitarian Universalist Association gathers in Phoenix to challenge the treatment of immigrants.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 8.27.12 NEWS

'Road to a different future': 2012 General Assembly
With singular focus, General Assembly is transformed.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.27.12 NEWS

Meet a trustee: Pat Manley
Leadership training sharpened a congregational president’s skills.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 8.20.12 NEWS

Board honing in on qualities of a good trustee
UUA’s governing body prepares to appoint four existing trustees to a 14-member board in 2013.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 8.6.12 NEWS

Ministering to the ministers
UUA, Retired Ministers and Partners Association aid retired ministers in financial distress.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 7.9.12 NEWS

Board of Trustees hears report on ‘fair share’ giving
Changes to Annual Program Fund and district fees mulled.
By Christopher L. Walton 7.2.12 NEWS

UU congregations to focus on reproductive justice
At immigration-themed General Assembly in Arizona, UUA picks new four-year action issue.
By Christopher L. Walton 7.2.12 NEWS

3,714 people came to Justice GA

By Christopher L. Walton 6.29.12 NEWS

Morales: Justice GA 'like a dream come true'

By Peter Bowden 6.27.12 NEWS

Board to review Fifth Principle Task Force report

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.26.12 NEWS

Kalamazoo congregation lauded for wide-ranging social justice efforts
People’s Church earns UUA’s 2012 Bennett Award for social action.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.25.12 NEWS

Financial advisor Brody: Justice in UUA finances

By Christopher L. Walton 6.24.12 NEWS

GA repudiates Doctrine of Discovery

By Donald E. Skinner 6.24.12 NEWS

GA 2012 ends on upbeat note

By Donald E. Skinner 6.24.12 NEWS

Thousands wage peaceful protest at Tent City

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.24.12 NEWS

Latino community prepares for Court SB 1070 ruling

By Peter Bowden 6.24.12 NEWS

'In 2017, Unitarian Universalism has gone viral'

By Christopher L. Walton 6.24.12 NEWS

Crestwell: 'Go home and start a little trouble'

By Laura Randall 6.24.12 NEWS

Fahs lecture: Race, immigration, and religious education

By Dan Harper 6.24.12 NEWS

Citizenship fair draws hundreds of UU volunteers

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.24.12 NEWS

GA finalizes several bylaw amendments without debate

By Christopher L. Walton 6.24.12 NEWS

Takahashi Morris: 'Tent City' and internment camps

By Peter Bowden 6.24.12 NEWS

Vice presidents: How to take Justice GA home

By Sonja L. Cohen 6.24.12 NEWS

Saunders receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

By Sonja L. Cohen 6.24.12 NEWS

Religious delegation visits 'Tent City'

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.24.12 NEWS

Video: UUs arrive for 'Tent City' vigil

By Peter Bowden 6.24.12 NEWS

Guide to 2012 General Assembly coverage
An updated guide to our coverage of the UUA General Assembly in Phoenix.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.21.12 NEWS

Meet a Trustee: Natalia Averett
Young adult trustee completes year as congregation president and UUA board member.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.18.12 NEWS

Follow 'Justice General Assembly' with UU World
Keep up with the latest news from the UUA's Arizona GA.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.18.12 NEWS

Meet a Trustee: David Jackoway
Heartland trustee seeks to connect UUs through technology and theology.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.18.12 NEWS

Witness and worship on tap at Justice GA
3,800 people prepare to gather in Phoenix, Ariz., for 2012 UUA General Assembly.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.11.12 NEWS

Board listens to concerns about Justice GA
Accountability Group shares worries of members of marginalized groups about attending General Assembly in Phoenix.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.4.12 NEWS

National 'Day of Witness' planned for June 23
At General Assembly and across the country, UUs urged to devote the day to justice.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.21.12 NEWS

UUA membership and attendance declined in 2011
Over last decade, membership has increased, but religious education enrollment is dropping.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 5.21.12 NEWS

Board OKs search for new Boston headquarters
At April meeting, UUA trustees also prepare for Justice GA, change MFC appointment process, and approve all monitoring reports.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.30.12 NEWS

Moderator candidate: Tamara Payne-Alex
Lifelong UU strives to be ‘accessible’ moderator.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.16.12 NEWS

Moderator candidate: Jim Key
District leader describes himself as ‘evangelical UU.’
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.16.12 NEWS

Meet the moderator candidates
UU World profiles Jim Key and Tamara Payne-Alex for 2013 election.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.16.12 NEWS

Meet a Trustee: Erik David Carlson
Carlson is committed to creating better services for youth and young adults.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.9.12 NEWS

Trustees: Should UUA give Distinguished Service Award at 2012 GA?
At March meeting, board approves collection for Arizona Immigration Ministry, plans transition to smaller board.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.2.12 NEWS

Congregations encouraged to study Doctrine of Discovery
Fellowship in Bellingham, Wash., has been longstanding supporter of indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.26.12 NEWS

UUA looking beyond traditional congregations
President Morales: ‘Congregations cannot be the only way we connect with people.’
By Donald E. Skinner 3.12.12 NEWS

Trustees review resources promoting Justice General Assembly
Blogs, posters, and scholarships encourage attendance at Phoenix GA in June.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 3.5.12 NEWS

UUA persuades Verizon to protect transgender workers
In five-year shareholder advocacy campaign, UUA helps create gender identity protection for 2.9 million workers at many companies.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 2.27.12 NEWS

Month-long campaign spreads justice and love
From MLK Day to Valentine’s Day, Standing on the Side of Love inspires thousands to engage in social action.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.27.12 NEWS

Meet a Trustee: Michael Tino
Antiracism, antioppression guide New York trustee’s work
By Donald E. Skinner 2.20.12 NEWS

UUA and United Church of Christ seek ways to collaborate
Leaders of two denominations discuss combining progressive voices in public arena.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 2.10.12 NEWS

UUA Board urges repudiation of 'Doctrine of Discovery'
Meeting in New Orleans, board names moderator candidates, mulls future of UUA headquarters and social justice resolutions.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 1.30.12 NEWS

Congregations study, plan for Justice GA
Immigration education, fundraising, and advocacy help UUs prepare for June meeting in Phoenix.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.23.12 NEWS

Board nominates Key and Payne-Alex for moderator
Delegates will vote on new moderator at 2013 General Assembly.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 1.23.12 NEWS

'Gathered Here' helps UUs share experiences, hopes
UUA initiative encourages community conversations to strengthen denomination.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.16.12 NEWS

Meet a trustee: Sarah Stewart
New Hampshire minister says ‘congregational life is where the faith is happening.’
By Michelle Bates Deakin 1.9.12 NEWS

What size are Unitarian Universalist congregations?
Most congregations have fewer than 100 members, but most UUs belong to larger churches.
By Christopher L. Walton 1.9.12 NEWS

Board may nominate only one moderator candidate
Also agrees not to release names of applicants for moderator position.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 1.2.12 NEWS

Churches not exempt from employment discrimination law, UUA says
UUA joins amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court case to limit use of 'ministerial exception.'
By Elaine McArdle 12.19.11 NEWS

Meet a trustee: Graham Kreicker
Volunteer teaching inspires Kansas retiree’s board work.
By Donald E. Skinner 12.12.11 NEWS

Board continues discussions of moderator nominating process
At November meeting, trustees also receive positive report of Audit Committee.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 11.28.11 NEWS

Location of UUA headquarters under review again
Board asks for analysis of staying on Beacon Hill versus relocating office space.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 11.14.11 NEWS

Board agrees to nominate at least two moderator candidates
At October meeting, trustees draft covenant, plan for Justice GA, discuss ‘scope of the association.’
By Michelle Bates Deakin 10.31.11 NEWS

UUA Board listens, learns at Occupy Boston
Trustees visit protest site to witness grassroots movement aimed at economic justice.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 10.31.11 NEWS

Meet a Trustee: Catherine Cullen
Legal training, Buddhism inform the Rev. Catherine Cullen’s work on UUA board.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 10.3.11 NEWS

UUA 'highly unlikely' to purchase Hebrew College
Board discusses Justice GA; differs on whether to make its audio recordings public.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 10.3.11 NEWS

Picture of GA 2012 coming into focus
Planning Committee releases a schedule; design team reveals snapshots of the Justice General Assembly.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.26.11 NEWS

Unitarian Universalist congregations by state
Map showing number of UUA congregations by state and the relative number of congregations to each state's population.
By Christopher L. Walton 9.19.11 NEWS

Campus ministries reopen as students head back to school
College groups diversify offerings with OWL, social justice, and programs for older students.
By Julia Angley 9.19.11 NEWS

Board fills empty slots on General Assembly committees
UUA trustees also approve launch of credentialing study and changes in retirement plan.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 9.5.11 NEWS

UUA president sentenced to time served for protest
Morales calls his determination to fight Arizona immigration law stronger than ever.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.29.11 NEWS

General Assembly 2011 business report
Summary of business conducted at the UUA's 2011 General Assembly.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 8.15.11 NEWS

General Assembly report: At 50, UUA readies for changes
General Assembly endorses major changes on UUA's 50th anniversary.
By Tom Stites 8.15.11 NEWS

Rallying in the rain
Unitarian Universalists rallied for LGBT rights in Charlotte.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 8.15.11 NEWS

Composting, recycling, and local food make GA greener
Charlotte Convention Center added green services, while some hotels lagged behind.
By Donald E. Skinner 7.18.11 NEWS

Positive reports stream in from off-site delegates
Planners envision expanding remote attendance for next year’s General Assembly.
By Donald E. Skinner 7.11.11 NEWS

Resignations raise flags around planning for Justice GA
As board increases oversight on UUA's 2012 General Assembly in Phoenix, two members of GA Planning Committee resign.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 7.11.11 NEWS

Delegates approve ethical eating and a smaller board
More than 4,000 Unitarian Universalists gather in Charlotte at General Assembly, approve governance reforms, balk at elimination of AIWs.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 7.4.11 NEWS

Delegates vote to eliminate AIWs at 2012 Justice GA

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.26.11 NEWS

AIW 3, calling for end to Afghan involvement, fails

By Donald E. Skinner 6.26.11 NEWS

AIW 1, protesting 'Muslim radicalization' hearings, passes

By Donald E. Skinner 6.26.11 NEWS

Approved: AIW supports California supermarket workers

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.26.11 NEWS

Approved: AIW opposes corporate personhood

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.26.11 NEWS

No substantial changes to AIW bylaw amendments yet

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.25.11 NEWS

Commission will introduce four Actions of Immediate Witness

By Christopher L. Walton 6.24.11 NEWS

Guide to UU World's 2011 General Assembly coverage
An updated guide to our coverage of the UUA General Assembly in Charlotte.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.23.11 NEWS

Follow General Assembly with 'UU World'
Keep up with the latest news from the UUA's annual meeting.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.20.11 NEWS

Shareholder resolution advances LGBT rights
UUA backs resolution urging major defense contractor to defend its employees against discrimination.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.13.11 NEWS

Anniversary events on tap for UUA General Assembly
4,000 people prepare to gather in Charlotte, N.C., for the UUA's 50th General Assembly.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.6.11 NEWS

Eco-village rises in Haiti’s Central Plateau
UUA and UUSC leaders, along with seminarians, help Haitian families rebuild.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.6.11 NEWS

Board appoints committee to nominate next UUA moderator
Five-member group will recommend successor to Gini Courter.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 5.30.11 NEWS

UUA membership declines again
Morales: 'The culture is moving our way theologically, but not institutionally.'
By Michelle Bates Deakin 5.23.11 NEWS

UUA membership growth, 2001 to 2011
Over the past decade, Unitarian Universalism has grown in 33 states and D.C.
By Christopher L. Walton 5.23.11 NEWS

UUA submitting bid on Hebrew College
Morales says 'preliminary' bid will 'keep our options open'; Beacon Hill properties could be sold.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 5.23.11 NEWS

Legislation, homophobia endanger Ugandan UUs
Kampala minister urges vigilance as threats and bigotry increase.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 5.16.11 NEWS

No contested races at 2011 GA
Slate of candidates for UUA boards and committees.
By Staff Writer 5.15.11 NEWS

Thomas Jefferson District changes name
Delegates vote overwhelmingly to become Southeast District.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 5.6.11 NEWS

Severe Storm Fund to provide tornado relief
Donations will assist UUs left homeless in Alabama.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 5.2.11 NEWS

Board finalizes bylaws for vote at General Assembly
Establishes committee to nominate next moderator; welcomes three new congregations.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.25.11 NEWS

UUA-UUSC Japan Fund supports religious partners after quake
Rissho Kosei-kai congregations in Northern Japan are among the damaged.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.11.11 NEWS

GA will vote on Ethical Eating statement, board reforms, more
UUA’s 50th General Assembly will tackle bylaw changes and food and environmental justice statement.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.11.11 NEWS

Procedural error takes one AIW resolution off GA agenda
UUA Board of Trustees also prepares policy for acquisition or sale of real estate.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.4.11 NEWS

General Assembly to allow some delegates to vote from home this year
Organizers seek volunteers to test online voting.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.28.11 NEWS

UUA spurs corporate leaders to demand new immigration policy
Institutional investors call reform a human rights and business imperative.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 3.14.11 NEWS

Bylaw changes would shrink UUA Board
Board of Trustees will present proposal for 13-member board at 2011 General Assembly.
By Christopher L. Walton 3.14.11 NEWS

UUA president touched by visits with Dalits
UUA President Peter Morales finds ‘freedom tastes like salt.’
By Kenneth Sutton 3.7.11 NEWS

District board protests firing of its executive
UUA, Pacific Central District 'moving forward together' after disagreeing about firing of district executive.
By Jane Greer and Christopher L. Walton 2.28.11 NEWS

UU United Nations Office to rejoin UUA
Move will give UN office, UUA greater advocacy strength.
By Jane Greer 2.14.11 NEWS

Board focused on planning for 2012 General Assembly
Will ask to eliminate Actions of Immediate Witness; hears proposal for smaller board.
By Jane Greer 2.7.11 NEWS

UUA plans 50th anniversary celebration
Big events scheduled for 2011 General Assembly in Charlotte, N.C.
By Donald E. Skinner 12.27.10 NEWS

New LGBT coordinator will emphasize trans issues
'It's time to give attention to the trans community,' says new UUA program coordinator Delfin Bautista.
By Jane Greer 12.20.10 NEWS

Districts begin changing their governance role
Four district boards agree to recognize UUA Board of Trustees as sole governing board.
By Jane Greer 12.13.10 NEWS

UUA looking into possible sale of Boston buildings
Administration expresses interest in modern building near Andover Newton Theological School.
By Donald E. Skinner 12.13.10 NEWS

Board approves two-year project to shape UUA’s vision
Will invite congregations to use Appreciative Inquiry to develop ‘shared vision for denomination’s future.’
By Jane Greer and Christopher L. Walton 11.29.10 NEWS

UUA launches Leap of Faith program
Growth program sets up mentoring relationships for twelve UU congregations; Association Sunday gifts provide funding.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.1.10 NEWS

UUA board seeks big changes from districts
Proposed bylaw changes would end district election of trustees; other changes would allow off-site General Assembly delegates.
By Jane Greer 10.25.10 NEWS

UUA challenges oil company’s political spending
Shareholder resolution questions oil company’s $4 million effort to delay California’s global warming law.
By Jane Greer 10.18.10 NEWS

Board eyes reforms in time for Arizona General Assembly
Board discusses authorizing off-site GA delegates, reducing its own size, and reforming GA resolutions.
By Jane Greer 10.4.10 NEWS

UUA’s General Assembly goes green
Recycling capacity depends on host city
By Donald E. Skinner 10.4.10 NEWS

UUA leaders begin planning 2012 General Assembly
Planning Committee recommends expanded video coverage of 2011 GA, calls for review of Actions of Immediate Witness.
By Jane Greer 9.27.10 NEWS

2010 General Assembly report
General Assembly calls Unitarian Universalists to stand with immigrants.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.13.10 NEWS

UUSC and UUA form Pakistani flood relief fund
Money will support UUSC partners helping women, children, and refugee families.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.30.10 NEWS

Morales visits Unitarian Universalists in the Philippines
UUA president’s visit will renew historic ties with UU Church of the Philippines.
By Jane Greer 8.30.10 NEWS

Celebration marks 20th anniversary of partner church movement
Transylvanian and North American Unitarian Universalists have formed deep ties since fall of Communism.
By Jane Greer 8.23.10 NEWS

UUs cheer judge's ruling against California's Prop 8
Prop 8 legally invalidated, case expected to go to Supreme Court.
By Jane Greer 8.9.10 NEWS

29 UUs arrested in Phoenix protest
Unitarian Universalists demonstrate against Arizona's SB 1070.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.2.10 NEWS

General Assembly focuses UUA on immigration
Selects immigration for four-year study; approves UUA election reforms.
By Jane Greer 7.5.10 NEWS

'Justice' General Assembly to be held in Phoenix
Days and nights of work result in a plan most can endorse
By Jane Greer 6.28.10 NEWS

Board meeting: Significant changes ahead for GA resolutions

By Jane Greer 6.28.10 NEWS

AIW approved: Gulf Coast justice

By Christopher L. Walton 6.27.10 NEWS

AIW approved: 'Clean Up the Clean Energy Bill'

By Christopher L. Walton 6.27.10 NEWS

AIW to end the blockade of Gaza fails

By Jane Greer 6.27.10 NEWS

AIW approved: 'Oppose Anti-Immigrant Measures'

By Christopher L. Walton 6.27.10 NEWS

AIW fails: End the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Christopher L. Walton 6.27.10 NEWS

Guide to UU World's General Assembly coverage
A complete guide to our coverage of the 2010 General Assembly in Minneapolis.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.26.10 NEWS

Follow General Assembly with 'UU World'
Keep up with the latest news from the UUA's annual meeting.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.21.10 NEWS

General Assembly agenda includes contentious issues
Delegates to vote on Ariz. boycott, election reform, and ‘peacemaking’ Statement of Conscience.
By Jane Greer 6.21.10 NEWS

Antiracism groups raise concerns about Arizona GA
In debate over UUA’s 2012 General Assembly, DRUUMM modifies boycott stance; LUUNA and ARE still favor boycott.
By Jane Greer 6.18.10 NEWS

UUA president urges UUs not to boycott Phoenix GA
UUs conflicted over boycott of Phoenix as General Assembly site in 2012.
By Jane Greer 6.14.10 NEWS

Unitarian Universalists debate boycotting Arizona
Organizations and individuals take sides over boycotting the state, site of the 2012 General Assembly, over its new law targeting undocumented immigrants.
By Jane Greer 6.7.10 NEWS

UUA pulls pension fund from Fidelity
Board of Trustees approves switch to TIAA-CREF over Fidelity’s ties in Darfur.
By Jane Greer 5.24.10 NEWS

UUA restructures staff
UUA responds to reduced funding, hopes to model more effective ministry.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.17.10 NEWS

UUA contemplates bold changes
A guide to changes promoted by the Board of Trustees and by the UUA administration.
By Jane Greer and Donald E. Skinner and Christopher L. Walton 5.10.10 NEWS

Board calls for General Assembly boycott of Arizona
Will ask delegates to approve withdrawing from contracts for 2012 GA in Phoenix; change could cost the UUA $615,000.
By Jane Greer 5.10.10 NEWS

Board, president question Commission on Appraisal’s role
UUA Board of Trustees partially restores Commission’s budget, but is reviewing ‘accountability’ of elected UUA committees.
By Jane Greer 4.26.10 NEWS

UUA expects second year of reduced income
Budget adjustments for 2011 will also fund new initiatives.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.19.10 NEWS

UUA membership declines for second year
Numbers show slight decline, less than Mainline Protestant churches.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.12.10 NEWS

Two UUA districts agree to share staff
New arrangement will allow districts to offer a broader range of expertise.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.29.10 NEWS

Board to review proposed changes to Article XV
If amended, Article XV would make it easier to change bylaws
By Donald E. Skinner 3.8.10 NEWS

UUA eliminates Washington advocacy office
Reorganization to merge several departments; 15 employees laid off.
By Jane Greer 3.5.10 NEWS

Pick up a hammer at 2010 General Assembly
Sign up for UUSC’s Habitat for Humanity camp or volunteer to revitalize a downtown neighborhood in Minneapolis in June.
By Jane Greer 3.1.10 NEWS

UUA contemplates districts’ future
System of regions to be implemented.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.22.10 NEWS

UUA board vows to transform governance
Will ask General Assembly to reduce number of trustees; change would have implications for districts.
By Jane Greer 2.15.10 NEWS

Contributions to UU Haiti fund near $1 million
Congregations make donations, organize fundraising events, and offer support to local Haitian community.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.15.10 NEWS

UUA launches updated website
First phase of website redesign can be seen February 1
By Donald E. Skinner 2.1.10 NEWS

UUA board considers far-reaching governance reform
Trustees plan to propose changes to General Assembly, trim board, and formalize new regional structure; election changes placed on 2010 GA agenda.
By Jane Greer 1.25.10 NEWS

UUSC, UUA create Haitian relief fund
Unitarian Universalists respond to earthquake devastation.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.14.10 NEWS

2010 General Assembly will try new schedule
Plenaries will be held on the weekend, workshops on Thursday and Friday.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.11.10 NEWS

Big changes proposed for UUA's General Assembly
Proposal: fewer delegates, biennial schedule, and subsidies to boost congregational participation.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.11.10 NEWS

UUA Commission drafts new statement on peacemaking
Congregations have until February 1 to approve new text for General Assembly’s consideration.
By Eric Fershtman 12.14.09 NEWS

UUA health plan blends insurance with social justice
Plan now covers 745 employees of UU congregations and organizations.
By Jane Greer 11.16.09 NEWS

Morales plans comprehensive review of UU ministry
Trustees to focus on relationships with congregations; UUA’s investments rebound.
By Jane Greer 10.26.09 NEWS

New system announced for choosing GA workshops
Most General Assembly workshops will focus on congregational growth, new directions in ministry, and social justice.
By Jane Greer 10.19.09 NEWS

Hallman outspent Morales on unsuccessful presidential bid
Morales won 2009 UUA presidential election despite Hallman’s larger base of donors.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.28.09 NEWS

Morales and Hallman reflect on UUA presidential race
Candidates and campaign chiefs talk about travel, technology, and identifying delegates.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.21.09 NEWS

UUA staff restructuring adds new V.P. position
Limpert named as vice president of Ministries and Congregational Support.
By Jane Greer 9.14.09 NEWS

General Assembly report, 2009
The Unitarian Universalist Association elects a president focused on helping congregations adapt to a changing society.
By Donald E. Skinner and Christopher L. Walton 9.14.09 NEWS

UUA launches 'Standing on the Side of Love' campaign
New public advocacy initiative on behalf of marginalized people.
By Jane Greer 9.7.09 NEWS

UU seminaries feel economic pinch
With devalued endowments, schools implement cost-cutting measures.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 7.13.09 NEWS

General Assembly narrowly rejects new ‘Principles and Purposes’
Delegates in Salt Lake City elect new president, send ‘Peacemaking’ Statement of Conscience back to committee.
By Christopher L. Walton 7.6.09 NEWS

Morales decisively wins UUA presidency
The Rev. Peter Morales elected with 59 percent of the vote.
By Christopher L. Walton and Donald E. Skinner 6.29.09 NEWS

Delegates urge ratification of nuclear test ban treaty

By Christopher L. Walton 6.28.09 NEWS

General Assembly supports Red Rock Wilderness Act

By Christopher L. Walton 6.28.09 NEWS

Delegates support Bolivian UU human rights struggle

By Christopher L. Walton 6.28.09 NEWS

General Assembly supports fair elections legislation

By Christopher L. Walton 6.28.09 NEWS

Delegates call for commission of inquiry into U.S. torture

By Christopher L. Walton 6.28.09 NEWS

Follow UUA General Assembly with 'UU World'
Daily updates on the presidential election and other business on uuworld.org's General Assembly Blog.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.22.09 NEWS

UUA shifts international focus to congregations
Sinkford’s presidency focused less on institutional alliances.
By Jane Greer 6.15.09 NEWS

UUA offers credentials to church musicians
Unitarian Universalist Association is also revising religious educators' credentialing program.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.8.09 NEWS

Unitarian Universalists decry Calif. gay marriage ruling
State Supreme Court 'takes away rights,' says UU minister arrested at protest in San Francisco.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.1.09 NEWS

UUA reorganizes Congregational Services staff
Department disbanded; most offices will merge with District Services into new Congregational Growth and Vitality Staff Group.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.1.09 NEWS

Reports outline new model of UU youth ministry
Urge congregations and districts to make ministry to youth and young people of color priorities.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.18.09 NEWS

3,200 UUs expected at 2009 General Assembly
Delegates in Salt Lake City will elect new president, discuss plan to hold GA every other year.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.18.09 NEWS

Membership growth in UUA slows down
Latest figures show slight dip; Hallman and Morales comment on growth strategies.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.11.09 NEWS

Congregations prepare to elect new UUA president
Delegates may vote at General Assembly in June or by absentee ballot.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.4.09 NEWS

UUA, UUSC leaders call for torture inquiry
Letter to President Obama calls for ‘accountability’ for U.S. officials who authorized torture.
By Sonja L. Cohen 5.4.09 NEWS

Utah a 'great place to be a Unitarian Universalist'
Unitarian Universalist Association's General Assembly meets in Salt Lake City, June 24-28.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.4.09 NEWS

Board proposes changes to UUA elections
Search committee would nominate candidates for president for a six-year term; board would nominate candidates for moderator.
By Jane Greer 4.27.09 NEWS

UUA cuts staff, reorganizes departments to balance budget
Equivalent of 13 full-time positions eliminated; Congregational Services to be reorganized.
By Jane Greer 3.23.09 NEWS

'I need to love the world enough to want to save it'
UUA Moderator Gini Courter discusses personal motivation and organizational challenges facing the Unitarian Universalist Association.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.2.09 NEWS

Gini Courter seeks another term as UUA moderator
Priorities include shift to policy governance, accountability to congregations, antiracism, and 'excellence in ministry.'
By Donald E. Skinner 3.2.09 NEWS

UUA prepares for belt tightening
Unitarian Universalist Association anticipates 10 percent drop in revenue in FY2010.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.16.09 NEWS

UUA board votes to end independent affiliate status
Hears update on UUA cost-cutting measures, places new Principles and Purposes on GA agenda.
By Jane Greer 2.2.09 NEWS

Commission offers second draft of new UUA Principles
Board of Trustees to decide whether General Assembly will vote on new text.
By Christopher L. Walton 1.12.09 NEWS

Second draft of new UUA Principles and Purposes
Commission on Appraisal makes changes to draft of new Principles and Purposes; Board to consider revision at January meeting.
By Commission on Appraisal 1.12.09 NEWS

'Charged-full living'
UUA-sponsored WellSprings Congregation takes a different approach to new church development.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.5.09 NEWS

Ad campaign to focus on Google AdWords
UUA moves advertising from ‘Time’ to cyberspace.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.24.08 NEWS

UUA urges Calif. Supreme Court to overturn Proposition 8
Proposition 8 threatens the constitutional rights of all minority groups, according to lawsuit filed by religious coalition.
By Jane Greer 11.24.08 NEWS

Hallman, Morales share visions for UUA presidency
Candidates for 2009 election take questions at New England fall conference.
By Jane Greer 11.17.08 NEWS

UU candidates win elections
State ballot initiatives on abortion, marijuana, show mixed results.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.14.08 NEWS

Ballot initiatives bring setbacks for same-sex couples
Unitarian Universalists disappointed in state election results limiting GLBT rights.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 11.10.08 NEWS

UUA president meets with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa
During 19 day African trip, Sinkford scheduled to meet with Unitarians, human rights leaders.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 11.10.08 NEWS

Economic concerns foremost at October board meeting
UUA board hears financial reports, works on policy governance.
By Jane Greer 11.3.08 NEWS

Youth ministry working group meets to chart new course
Six youth selected by YRUU leadership join group charged with designing new model for UUA youth ministry.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.27.08 NEWS

Commission revises UUA Principles and Purposes
Seeks feedback by October 16 for draft of new UUA covenant; changes will require two General Assembly votes for adoption.
By Warren R. Ross 9.15.08 NEWS

Draft revision of UUA's Principles and Purposes
Commission on Appraisal seeks input on proposed changes through October 16, 2008.
By Commission on Appraisal 9.15.08 NEWS

UUA’s ‘New York Times’ ad affirms justice stances
Full-page ad responds to Knoxville shooting by reaffirming Unitarian Universalism’s open hearts and open doors.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.25.08 NEWS

Fund raises $41,000 for Knoxville church shooting victims
Gifts will support ‘spiritual care and practical financial assistance’; other donors fund UUA ad in New York Times.
By Jane Greer 8.11.08 NEWS

Knoxville stands with grieving UUs after shootings
UUA president delivers message of hope one day after shooter's rampage in Unitarian Universalist church.
By Jane Greer 7.30.08 NEWS

UUA presidential candidates take questions at GA
Laurel Hallman and Peter Morales talk about presidential priorities.
By Donald E. Skinner 7.14.08 NEWS

General Assembly endorses youth 'empowerment'
UUA’s 2008 convention asks for annual reports from congregations and denominational groups about youth and young adult empowerment.
By Jane Greer and Christopher L. Walton 7.7.08 NEWS

California Unitarian Universalists celebrate gay marriages
Unitarian Universalist couples, ministers, congregations celebrate now-legal marriages.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.23.08 NEWS

Keep up with General Assembly news
Follow the UUA's annual meeting, June 25-29, with uuworld.org's General Assembly blog.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.23.08 NEWS

Dan Brody seeks reelection as UUA financial advisor
Newton, Mass., finance expert seeks second term as UUA officer.
By Jane Greer 6.16.08 NEWS

UUA seeks reconciliation for historical wrongs
UU minister discovers slave-trading ancestor.
By Jane Greer 6.9.08 NEWS

UUA to administer Green Sanctuary program
UUA to take over environmental program from UU Ministry for Earth
By Donald E. Skinner 6.2.08 NEWS

Three in a thousand identify as Unitarians
A new survey estimates that 0.3 percent of American adults identify as Unitarians.
By Richard Higgins 6.2.08 NEWS

Low attendance expected for UUA’s General Assembly
Security concerns, economic woes, heat deter attendance at Fort Lauderdale event.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 5.26.08 NEWS

Commission outlines Principles and Purposes review
Any changes to UUA's covenant will be presented to 2009 General Assembly.
By Warren R. Ross 5.12.08 NEWS

UUA, UUSC raise funds for Burmese cyclone victims
Repressive government, poor infrastructure hamper relief efforts.
By Jane Greer 5.12.08 NEWS

Board urges transparency in youth ministry transition
At April meeting, UUA board approves funding for youth ‘transition team’ in place of YRUU.
By Jane Greer 5.5.08 NEWS

UUA considers new plans for youth ministry
Youth Ministry Working Group developing new approach.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.5.08 NEWS

UUA ad campaign continues in 'Time'
Additional ads to run April 14, May 12.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.14.08 NEWS

UUA, other investors pressure Fidelity over Sudan
Shareholder resolutions would bar investments that ‘contribute to genocide’ in Darfur, elsewhere.
By Jane Greer 3.24.08 NEWS

UUA presidential campaign begins with two candidates
Laurel Hallman and Peter Morales compete for 2009 General Assembly vote.
By Christopher L. Walton 3.17.08 NEWS

Peter Morales, candidate for UUA president
Minister of Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, Colorado.
By Jane Greer 3.17.08 NEWS

Laurel Hallman, candidate for UUA president
Minister of First Unitarian Church of Dallas.
By Jane Greer 3.17.08 NEWS

Continental YRUU 'will be replaced,' Sinkford says
Funding cuts uncertain for youth organization; new model for youth ministry in development.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.25.08 NEWS

UUA suspends funding for young adult network
Staff groups serving youth and young adults expected to merge.
By Jane Greer and Christopher L. Walton 2.18.08 NEWS

UU mission to Kenya sees destruction firsthand
Delegation reports findings to Congress, State Department, and World Bank.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.8.08 NEWS

UUA board reaffirms Florida General Assembly
Ministers Association pulls out of GA convention center.
By Jane Greer 2.1.08 NEWS

UU delegation heads to Kenya
Aid fund established to help victims of violence in Kenya.
By Jane Greer 1.21.08 NEWS

Unitarian Universalists give $1.1 million for growth
More than 500 congregations take part in Association Sunday.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.11.08 NEWS

UU ads to appear in bowl game programs
Advertising campaigns launched at football games, in Tampa Bay area.
By Donald E. Skinner 12.21.07 NEWS

UUA leaders respond to General Assembly security concerns
Federal security measures at the Port of Fort Lauderdale raise concerns for 2008 General Assembly.
By Donald E. Skinner 12.14.07 NEWS

UUA health plan ends successful first year
Rate increases for 2008 held to 4 percent.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.9.07 NEWS

Security at 2008 General Assembly concerns UUA board
October meeting approves fifth independent affiliate, plans review of General Assembly, elections practices.
By Jane Greer 11.2.07 NEWS

UUA and UCC collaborate on antiwar protest
Denominations gather 73,000 signatures against Iraq war.
By Jane Greer 10.19.07 NEWS

Report on youth ministry urges new vision
Three-year review of Unitarian Universalist youth ministry completed; Board to hear report.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.12.07 NEWS

Independent groups adapt to loss of affiliate status
UUA board says tighter rules help congregations.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.5.07 NEWS

UUA launches national ad campaign in 'Time'
Regional campaign in San Francisco Bay Area advertises on 'Daily Show with Jon Stewart.'
By Donald E. Skinner 9.28.07 NEWS

Unitarian Universalism's army of volunteers
UUA committee members contribute thousands of hours to make the Association work.
By Jane Greer 9.21.07 NEWS

UUs help launch New Orleans 'Resurrection Project'
Gulf Coast Unitarian Universalists gather for second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.7.07 NEWS

Environment and diversity themes of 2007 General Assembly
Report on the Unitarian Universalist Association's 2007 annual meeting.
By Christopher L. Walton and Tom Stites 8.10.07 NEWS

Voices from GA
Selected quotations from the 2007 UUA General Assembly.
By Kenneth Sutton 8.10.07 NEWS

Open Space process informs UUA goals
General Assembly experiments with new meeting process.
By Sonja L. Cohen 8.10.07 NEWS

General Assembly asserts UU moral values
UUA's annual meeting urges opposition to torture, Iraq war; affirms transgender people.
By Christopher L. Walton and Tom Stites 7.2.07 NEWS

UUA board approves two affiliates
At post-GA meeting, board discusses controversial new criteria for independent affiliate organizations.
By Tom Stites 6.29.07 NEWS

UUA board cuts funds to seminaries
Board approves plan to develop new approach to supporting theological education.
By Tom Stites 6.22.07 NEWS

UUA treasurer takes lead in socially responsible investing
Under Tim Brennan's leadership, UUA investments used to effect corporate change.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.22.07 NEWS

Daily updates from UUA General Assembly
Follow the UUA's annual meeting with uuworld.org's GA blog, June 20-24.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.15.07 NEWS

Churches take steps toward diverse, multicultural future
Congregations respond to the General Assembly's challenge to examine race and class.
By Donald E. Skinner and Tom Stites 6.11.07 NEWS

Two New England UUA districts consolidate
Merger to offer revitalization and increased services.
By Jane Greer 6.8.07 NEWS

General Assembly to use Open Space to set UUA's course
Open Space Technology will help GA delegates identify UUA's goals.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.1.07 NEWS

UUA first denomination to join immigrant sanctuary movement
UUA joins movement supporting undocumented immigrants facing deportation.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.25.07 NEWS

UUA pressures Fidelity over Sudanese investments
Retirement plan holders urged to change funds.
By Jane Greer 5.18.07 NEWS

Board shifts funding priorities for theological education
Board looks at seminary funding, independent affiliates, and moderator's role.
By Jane Greer 5.7.07 NEWS

UUA persuades hotel chain to open up on energy use
Starwood corporation responds favorably to shareholder resolution on global warming.
By Jane Greer 4.20.07 NEWS

UU funds to support Gulf Coast volunteers
New fundraising effort will support volunteer groups going to Gulf.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.13.07 NEWS

Liberal religious groups lobby for comprehensive sex education
Teens join UUA-UCC effort promoting REAL Act.
By Jane Greer 3.30.07 NEWS

UUA calls for shareholder votes on CEO pay
Unitarian Universalist Association files shareholder resolutions on executive compensation with three major corporations.
By Jane Greer 3.2.07 NEWS

Sinkford outlines plan for more diverse ministry
UUA president describes plan for new ministry opportunities for minority candidates at January Board meeting.
By Christopher L. Walton 2.6.07 NEWS

$132K will help Gulf Coast community groups
UUA-UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Fund assists childcare, community leadership groups.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.12.07 NEWS

Beth Miller leads department in transition
UUA's multifaceted ministry staff group broadens its mission.
By Jane Greer 12.29.06 NEWS

New Gulf Coast grants total $130K
UUA-UUSC fund supports antiracism training and rebuilding projects.
By Donald E. Skinner 12.15.06 NEWS

Partners in the Gulf
Helping marginalized communities rebuild along the Gulf Coast.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 12.11.06 NEWS

Tyrone Edwards leads his town back to life
A hurricane-battered Louisiana town comes back to life, with Unitarian Universalist help.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 12.11.06 NEWS

Unitarian Universalists win three statewide races
Election results: Secretary of state in California and Minnesota; North Dakota reelects Senator Conrad.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.17.06 NEWS

UUA, United Church of Christ 'just friends,' say leaders
Denominational presidents mark bicentennial of 'Unitarian controversy' with dialogue on shared past and future collaboration.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 11.3.06 NEWS

Board approves UUA insurance plan
Green building guidelines, revised GA schedule also approved at October Board meeting.
By Sonja L. Cohen 11.3.06 NEWS

Big changes for General Assembly
Annual meeting reschedules Sunday worship, will reexamine Association's purposes.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.13.06 NEWS

New UUA health plan close to enrollment goal
50 more registrants needed before October 15 deadline.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.29.06 NEWS

New survey of UU congregations shows growth potential
Faith Communities Today update shows rising number of growing churches.
By Donald E. Skinner and Christopher L. Walton 8.21.06 NEWS

General Assembly 2006
Environmental issues dominate annual gathering of Unitarian Universalist leaders.
By Tom Stites 8.14.06 NEWS

UUA General Assembly confronts global warming
Delegates also select 'peacemaking' as four-year congregational focus.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.30.06 NEWS

Congregational leaders gather for training conference
'UU University,' on eve of General Assembly, focuses on lay leadership.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.23.06 NEWS

Daily reports from UUA General Assembly
Follow the UUA's annual meeting with uuworld.org's GA blog.
By Christopher L. Walton 6.19.06 NEWS

UUA marks Welcoming program milestone
500th UU church completes Welcoming Congregation program.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.2.06 NEWS

Harvard announces professorship in Unitarian Universalist studies
Ralph Waldo Emerson Professor will focus on liberal religious traditions.
By Jane Greer and Christopher L. Walton 5.25.06 NEWS

Regional conferences train new young adult leaders
New conferences bring UU young adult leadership training to the local level.
By Jane Greer 5.19.06 NEWS

Changes ahead for 2006 General Assembly
New program for church leaders; changes proposed for denominational Statements of Conscience.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.19.06 NEWS

Gulf Coast fund helps fight immigrant worker abuse
UUA-UUSC fund supports groups working for immigrant worker rights.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.12.06 NEWS

Health-care coverage for uninsured church staff
UUA announces new nation-wide coverage.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.5.06 NEWS

Unitarian Universalists rally for end to genocide
UUA President takes the stage at national rally to save Darfur.
By Jane Greer 5.5.06 NEWS

UUA Board moves toward new governance model
Gradual process involves adapting Carver Policy Governance model.
By Tom Stites 4.28.06 NEWS

Reexamination of UUA Principles announced
It's time to review the UUA's Principles, Sources, and Purposes.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.21.06 NEWS

UUA wins web marketing award for magazine
Web marketing group names 'uuworld.org' best faith-based campaign of the year.
By Tom Stites 4.14.06 NEWS

More funds disbursed to Gulf Coast area
The UUA-UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Fund makes next round of grants.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.7.06 NEWS

Survey sheds light on youth experience
Youth survey results will help congregations better attract and retain youth.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.7.06 NEWS

Congregations to set agenda for General Assembly
New survey designed to draw more congregational participation.
By Jane Greer 4.7.06 NEWS

SRI teleconferences offer free education
The UUA’s committee on socially responsible investing sponsored three free teleconferences; more are planned.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.17.06 NEWS

UUA to help congregations with international connections
Director of Partner Church Council hired to lead UUA's review of international work.
By Jane Greer 3.3.06 NEWS

New hurricane-relief grants exceed $330K
February 21 grants help six Gulf Coast groups.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.27.06 NEWS

Record giving for disaster victims
Tsunami, hurricane, flooding, and earthquake relief.
By Jane Greer and Tom Stites 2.15.06 NEWS

One event, two perspectives
A racially-charged encounter reveals worlds of difference.
By Special Review Commission 2.6.06 NEWS

Report examines racism, youth at 2005 General Assembly
Commission offers timeline and recommendations.
By Tom Stites and Christopher L. Walton 2.6.06 NEWS

Hurricane fund gives $750K to churches, community groups
Grants continue from $3.5 million relief fund.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.30.06 NEWS

Unitarian Universalist Association opposes Alito's confirmation
Denomination announces opposition to Supreme Court nominee.
By Tom Stites 12.12.05 NEWS

Transylvania flood fund tops $275,000
U.S. churches aid historic Unitarian communities.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.21.05 NEWS

What do Unitarian Universalists believe?
Unitarian Universalists hold many beliefs in common.
By Commission on Appraisal 11.21.05 NEWS

First grants to Gulf Coast community groups
$100,000 goes to four Louisiana and Mississippi community organizations.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.14.05 NEWS

UUA advertising in Times Square
Times Square video will run 24 days around Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.
By Jane Greer 11.14.05 NEWS

Gulf Coast Relief Fund tops $2 million
Donations 'will provide immediate and long-term assistance for the most marginalized people affected by this catastrophe.'
By Donald E. Skinner 10.10.05 NEWS

UUA President calls for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq
Pastoral letter expresses shame at 'our government's involvement with torture.'
By Tom Stites 10.10.05 NEWS

Hurricane relief fund reaches $1.5 million
Congregations establish partnerships to help Unitarian Universalist communities affected by hurricanes.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.3.05 NEWS

Unitarians in Transylvania suffer in floods
Partner churches help historic Unitarian communities; UUA raises relief funds.
By Jane Greer 9.19.05 NEWS

Gulf Coast Relief Fund tops $1 million
$1,005,731 given to UUA-UUSC hurricane relief fund; online technology played major role.
By Jane Greer 9.16.05 NEWS

UU hurricane relief effort sets $1 million goal
'Spectacular response' will aid congregations and agencies.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.9.05 NEWS

New social justice consulting program
Antioppression consulting program helps congregations in existing justice efforts.
9.1.05 NEWS

UUs respond to hurricane's devastation
UUA sets up emergency relief fund; members open their homes to refugees from New Orleans
By Donald E. Skinner 8.31.05 NEWS

General Assembly 2005
Sermons, music, and politics at the Unitarian Universalist annual gathering.
By Donald E. Skinner and Christopher L. Walton 8.22.05 NEWS

Beacon Press surpasses UUA's three-year goals
Beacon Press exceeds requirements set by the UUA Board.
By Jane Greer 8.22.05 NEWS

Reforming a criminal justice system in crisis
The General Assembly considers a new Statement of Conscience.
By Warren R. Ross 8.15.05 NEWS

Ad campaign successful in Houston area
Houston area campaign giving churches new energy.
By Amelia Koford 8.4.05 NEWS

$2.1 million gift will aid small congregations
One major gift will help small congregations in New Hampshire and Vermont; another secured the future of a Florida congregation.
By Staff Writer 8.1.05 NEWS

UUA celebrates same-sex marriage anniversary in Massachusetts
The party included music, a wedding cake, toasts, and thousands of paper hearts.
By Staff Writer 7.18.05 NEWS

Candidates in General Assembly races

5.1.05 NEWS

Healthy stewardship, declining enrollment
2003 financial reports for UUA
By Tom Stites 9.1.04 NEWS

Stalwart Leaders
UUA's 2004 Volunteer Service and Distinguished Service Awards
By Sonja L. Cohen 9.1.04 NEWS

General Assembly Report 2004
Annual event in Long Beach, California
By Christopher L. Walton 9.1.04 NEWS

Gay rights timeline
Major social, political, and religious milestones on the road to equality.
By Christopher L. Walton 5.1.04 NEWS

Same-sex marriage comes to Massachusetts
Deeper and broader trends make the rest of the country more tolerant, too.
By Neil Miller 5.1.04 NEWS

Liberal evangelists on campus
Young Unitarian Universalists are sharing their faith and building worship groups on college campuses — and the UUA and local congregations are scurrying to support them.
By Neil Shister 9.2.02 NEWS

Claiming and reclaiming Universalism
Reflecting on the Unitarian and Universalist merger.
By Helene Knox 7.1.93 NEWS

General Assembly 2009 social witness resolutions
Resolutions adopted by the 2009 UUA General Assembly.
By Christopher L. Walton NEWS

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