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UU scholars exchange ideas at San Diego gathering
The UU Scholars and Friends group meets at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical Literature.
By Emily R. Mace 3.1.15 NEWS

Starr King belatedly grants degrees to two students
On heels of report by ad hoc investigative committee, seminary puts professor on administrative leave.
By Elaine McArdle 2.14.15 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

Seminarian's injury inspires coordination in Berkeley protests
Unitarian Universalist ministry students work together in #BlackLivesMatter protests after one was bloodied by a police baton.
By Tina Porter 12.13.14 NEWS

Unitarian Universalists work for LGBT rights in Africa
Congregational partnerships and United Nations advocacy challenge oppressive laws.
By Christian Schmidt 12.1.14 NEWS

Starr King seminary continues investigation of students
Excitement over new president marred by ongoing controversy over withheld degrees.
By Elaine McArdle 11.21.14 NEWS

Is ALEC afraid of Unitarian Universalists?
Business group that drafts conservative legislation targets UUs in fundraising email.
By Elaine McArdle 11.3.14 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

80 congregations now hire membership professionals
Most growth last year happened in congregations with paid membership coordinators.
By Elaine McArdle 10.6.14 NEWS

At least 1,500 Unitarian Universalists join People's Climate March
Unitarian Universalists came from across the U.S. to the People's Climate March in New York City.
By Christopher L. Walton 9.22.14 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

Iowa UUs win victories in decriminalizing HIV status
Unitarian Universalists lead efforts to decriminalize HIV status in Iowa.
By Elaine McArdle 8.18.14 NEWS

From dormitory to transformational community
Bethany House, a Universalist-founded boarding house for young women in Boston, adds transitional housing mission.
By Christian Schmidt 7.28.14 NEWS

Starr King seminary withholds diplomas amid investigation
School trying to trace leaked documents from presidential search process.
By Elaine McArdle 6.6.14 NEWS

At detention center, immigrants kept indoors for years
Unitarian Universalists continue vigils outside Washington facility where detained immigrants are held.
By Elaine McArdle 4.14.14 NEWS

Starr King names Rosemary Bray McNatt its next president
The Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt to follow the Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker as president of Starr King School for the Ministry.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.14.14 NEWS

UU leaders urge attendance at N.C. 'moral rally'
Feb. 8 protest will focus on voter laws and other conservative legislation.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.27.14 NEWS

Volunteers sought for ongoing Sandy recovery
More than a year after Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey and New York, volunteers are still needed.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.20.14 NEWS

Learning from Meadville Lombard's move

By Peter Bowden 6.23.13 NEWS

Ministry fund created in Courter's honor

By Donald E. Skinner 6.23.13 NEWS

UUMA gives honorary membership to Kay Montgomery

By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.20.13 NEWS

Beloved Cafe seeks new model for spiritual community
'Not all Unitarian Universalism has to happen at church,' say Bay Area entrepreneurs.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 5.27.13 NEWS

Minister embarks on Dallas-to-Concord fundraising ride
To raise money for the Jericho Road Project, the Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter is cycling from Texas to Massachusetts.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.6.13 NEWS

In Florida, ministers gather for learning and leisure
Second UU Ministers Association Institute draws 440 clergy for worship, courses, and collegiality.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 2.11.13 NEWS

UUs give money and muscle to Sandy relief efforts
Disaster-relief fund tops $306,000.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 1.7.13 NEWS

Urban gardener hopes to turn foreclosures into farms
Milwaukee UU believes creating a 'harvestable city' will improve quality of life.
By Nicole Sweeney Etter 11.19.12 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

UUs celebrate historic wins for marriage equality
Popular votes in Maine, Maryland, and Washington approve same-sex marriage; Minnesotans reject marriage ban.
By Donald E. Skinner and Michelle Bates Deakin 11.12.12 NEWS

UUs rally for marriage equality in four states
Ballot questions in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington draw UU support, advocacy.
By Donald E. Skinner and Michelle Bates Deakin 10.22.12 NEWS

Rochester congregation is new home for UU boutique
New York church will expand UniUniques with traditional and edgy items.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.8.12 NEWS

Harvest of Hope aids ‘invisible’ migrants
Florida-based foundation has donated more than $1M in direct aid to migrant farmworkers.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.1.12 NEWS

Starr King names professor of UU history
The Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie brings 'fresh eye' to understanding UU roots.
By Elaine McArdle 8.27.12 NEWS

UURISE gives radical hospitality to immigrants
Nonprofit group provides immigrant advocacy and education with a UU voice.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 8.13.12 NEWS

UUA, UUSC collaborate on social justice 'college'
Group will offer international service trips and social justice education.
By Donald E. Skinner 7.23.12 NEWS

UN seminar spurs UU young adults to immigration action
119 youth and adults attend three-day UU-UNO conference in New York.
By Laura Randall 5.14.12 NEWS

Academia, ministry intersect in UU history post
Meadville Lombard appoints the Rev. Dr. Nicole Kirk to endowed chair of UU history.
By Elaine McArdle 4.23.12 NEWS

UU's sexuality advocacy group fights for survival
The Rev. Debra Haffner's Religious Institute loses more than $400,000 to fiscal agent; launches emergency fundraising appeal.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.5.12 NEWS

Community minister helps ‘one child at a time’
The Rev. Donald Robinson lauded for 20 years of youth programs at Beacon House.
By Donald E. Skinner 12.26.11 NEWS

Memories and money boost Camp de Benneville Pines
Once feared to be one burst pipe from shutting down, California camp celebrates solvency at its 50th anniversary.
By Cynthia Littleton 11.7.11 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

15 UUs arrested during Tar Sands Action
Two-week protest draws Unitarian Universalists from across the country to highlight perils of pipeline and climate change.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.5.11 NEWS

Tar Sands Action inspired by a UU's civil disobedience
Environmentalists plan protests at White House.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.15.11 NEWS

U.S. churches unite to support Uganda school
Annual sponsorships from American Unitarian Universalists will aid school started by Ugandan UU minister.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 7.4.11 NEWS

Meadville Lombard finds new Chicago campus
UU seminary will lease space from Spertus Institute, a Jewish studies center.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.27.11 NEWS

Meadville Lombard, Andover Newton end plans for 'theological university'
Meadville will remain independent; ANTS to move ahead with other partners.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.25.11 NEWS

The Mountain climbs back to solvency
Increased donations, new interim director bolster North Carolina retreat center.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.11.11 NEWS

Alternative scouting group starts to grow
Navigators USA welcomes gay, atheist, and agnostic scouts.
By Donald E. Skinner 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

UU Jewish community connects at national conference
Conference is first gathering of Jewish Unitarian Universalists in 20 years.
By Sonja L. Cohen 3.7.11 NEWS

Oregon UU church builds Cuban alliances
Cuba AyUUda fosters Cuban-U.S. relations.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.28.11 NEWS

Morales visits Unitarians and humanitarian partners in India
UUA President on two-week visit with Holdeen India partners and Unitarians in North East India.
By Jane Greer 2.21.11 NEWS

Turning Valentine's Day into a day for social justice
Unitarian Universalists demonstrate for LGBT rights, immigration reform, religious tolerance.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 2.21.11 NEWS

Heritage and history groups sponsor conference together
'History and Heritage Convocation' unites four independent organizations.
By Christopher L. Walton 2.15.11 NEWS

Sheltering the faith, Spring 2011
News about congregational building programs.
By Jane Greer 2.15.11 NEWS

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

Unitarian Universalists raise funds for gay rights in Uganda
Donations will support human rights activists fighting homophobia.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 2.7.11 NEWS

Meadville Lombard sells main building
Chicago seminary seeks long-term lease for new home; will leave its 1929 building by end of year.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 1.31.11 NEWS

UU legislative ministries now in 15 states
State legislative ministries bring UU values to the public arena.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.3.11 NEWS

Offering a room to asylum seekers
Members of two N.J. Unitarian Universalist congregations host political asylum seekers as part of interfaith group.
By Jane Greer 11.15.10 NEWS

William Schulz named new UUSC president
Schulz chosen for his leadership on human rights.
By Jane Greer 11.8.10 NEWS

N.C. retreat center drastically reduces staff
The Mountain’s board lays off CEO and half of staff.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.8.10 NEWS

Building houses, strengthening a church
Service trips to Nicaragua help revitalize Wisconsin church.
By Jane Greer 8.16.10 NEWS

Seminaries announce plans for 'theological university'
Chicago's Meadville Lombard will combine with Boston-area Andover Newton in interfaith partnership.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 6.28.10 NEWS

Bid to rename Thomas Jefferson District fails again
Motion to change UUA district’s name falls short by 3 votes.
By Jane Greer 5.24.10 NEWS

William Schulz to serve as interim UUSC head
Search for former CEO Charlie Clements’s successor underway.
By Jane Greer 3.22.10 NEWS

Events to mark Margaret Fuller’s bicentennial
Dozens of events scheduled nationwide to celebrate the legacy of noted feminist, journalist, and Transcendentalist.
By Kimberly French 3.15.10 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

Clements to leave UU Service Committee
UUSC president chosen to head Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
By Michelle Bates Deakin 2.1.10 NEWS

Ups and downs in fight for marriage equality
The Rev. Keith Kron on the fight for marriage equality and other aspects of Unitarian Universalist support for GLBT people.
By Jane Greer 1.4.10 NEWS

Meadville Lombard to sell Chicago campus
Unitarian Universalist seminary to discuss possible partnership with Boston-area Andover Newton Theological Seminary.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 11.30.09 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 membership professionals form own organization
Group to help membership professionals grow Unitarian Universalism.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 8.24.09 NEWS

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

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

New website helps military UUs connect
Church of the Larger Fellowship launches military ministry website.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.30.09 NEWS

Unitarian Universalists promote clean energy on Capitol Hill
Thousands of young people gather in Washington to lobby for changes in energy policy.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.9.09 NEWS

Boston’s Channing Elementary School draws UU tutors
Interfaith program provides classroom assistants, clothing, school supplies, and food
By Jane Greer 1.12.09 NEWS

UU minister to lead former Universalist college
The Rev. Dr. William L. Fox elected St. Lawrence University’s eighteenth president.
By Jane Greer 12.22.08 NEWS

Unitarian Universalists work to preserve gay marriage in Calif.
UU Legislative Ministry opposes California’s Proposition 8 as an attack on marriage equality.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 10.20.08 NEWS

Meadville Lombard introduces sweeping curricular changes
Unitarian Universalist seminary in Chicago will require community service placements of all students.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 9.22.08 NEWS

Tents draw attention to Darfurian refugees’ plight
UU congregations adopt 'Tents of Hope' project to raise consciousness about refugee crisis
By Rosalie Davis 9.8.08 NEWS

Sierra Club highlights UU environmental initiatives
National report on religious environmentalism honors Unitarian Universalist projects.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.25.08 NEWS

Sinkford speaks at religious summit before G8 meeting
Interfaith gathering urges action on climate change, nuclear disarmament, and terrorism.
By Donald E. Skinner 7.14.08 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

Unitarian Universalists cheer California gay marriage ruling
UU legislative ministry’s amicus brief cited in Supreme Court’s decision authorizing same-sex marriages.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.19.08 NEWS

Harvard names first Emerson UUA professor
Dan McKanan, historian of religious left, appointed by Harvard Divinity School.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 4.21.08 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 delegation heads to Kenya
Aid fund established to help victims of violence in Kenya.
By Jane Greer 1.21.08 NEWS

New archive celebrates UU people of color
Sankofa Project shares photos and documents from past and present UUs of color.
By Jane Greer 1.18.08 NEWS

Scholarships aid UU doctoral students
Revitalized program increases scholarship amounts.
By Jane Greer 12.7.07 NEWS

Scouting alternatives draw UU youth
Navigators and SpiralScouts offer inclusive programs.
By Donald E. Skinner 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

UU sexologist faces off against Bill O'Reilly
The Rev. Debra Haffner promotes comprehensive sexuality education.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 8.17.07 NEWS

Star Island reopens after unexpected closure
Popular N.H. summer conference center cleared by fire chief.
By Jane Greer 7.27.07 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

Antiwar song inspires peace movement
UUA and UUSC join 'Where is the Rage?' project to protest Iraq war.
By Jane Greer 6.1.07 NEWS

Trustee endows new scholarship at Meadville Lombard
Chicago seminary announces new merit-based scholarship.
By Jane Greer 5.25.07 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

Massachusetts interfaith group walks for climate rescue
Nine-day trek begins in Northampton blizzard, ends in Boston rally.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 3.30.07 NEWS

Unitarian radio station has global ambitions
Transylvanian Internet radio station broadcasts Unitarian values.
By Jane Greer 3.9.07 NEWS

Sharon Welch named provost at Meadville Lombard
Ethics scholar to lead academic program at Chicago seminary.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.9.07 NEWS

UU Urban Ministry mourns six deaths
Ministry tries to counter rising tide of violence in Boston.
By Kimberly French 1.26.07 NEWS

Starr King announces online leadership courses
"Seminary for the Laity" will offer courses for congregational leaders.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.12.07 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

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

Meadville Lombard announces new scholarship
Spencer and Susan Lavan support academic excellence with gift.
By Jane Greer 12.15.06 NEWS

V.A. resists use of pentacle on tombstones
New lawsuit demands equality for Wiccan and Pagan veterans.
By Donald E. Skinner 12.1.06 NEWS

UU peace prize awarded to Liberian women
Sinkford presents award at Kyoto interfaith conference.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.8.06 NEWS

Restructured UU Women's Federation turns to grant giving
UUWF now funds women's social justice projects instead of providing direct services to congregations.
By Jane Greer and Donald E. Skinner 8.11.06 NEWS

Program strengthens church social justice work
UUA Social Justice Empowerment Program helps churches focus.
By Jane Greer 6.9.06 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

Two-year process reexamines UU youth ministry
Congregational and denominational youth programs under review.
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

Work camps help rebuild Gulf Coast area
An up-close view of Gulf Coast destruction.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.13.06 NEWS

Tsunami fund focuses on marginalized populations
$2 million raised by Unitarian Universalist partnership helps marginalized populations and women affected by 2004 disaster.
By Jane Greer 1.9.06 NEWS

UUs in 11 states forming legislative advocacy groups
Four state groups already active; work coordinated with UU Service Committee.
By Donald E. Skinner 12.26.05 NEWS

Unitarian couple honored for World War II heroism
Israel honors cofounders of UU Service Committee.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 12.12.05 NEWS

New director of UU United Nations Office
Jim Nelson brings international experience to advocacy and educational organization.
By Jane Greer 12.5.05 NEWS

140 congregations show Wal-Mart film
Many Unitarian Universalists join economic justice campaign against retailer.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.21.05 NEWS

Boston honors Selma's civil rights activists
Unitarian Universalists cosponsor march, remember civil rights martyrs.
By Christopher L. Walton 11.7.05 NEWS

Largest gathering of Cuban Unitarian Universalists
Unitarian Universalism gains momentum in Cuba.
By Jane Greer 11.7.05 NEWS

UU United Nations Office funds AIDS orphans
Program funds school in Ghana for children who lost parents to AIDS.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.1.05 NEWS

UUSC, UUA establish earthquake relief fund
October 8 earthquake devastated parts of Pakistan and India, killing tens of thousands.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.17.05 NEWS

Unitarian Universalists join antiwar protests in Washington
UU Service Committee 'trial' of top government officials for torture draws hundreds.
By Tom Stites 9.28.05 NEWS

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

UUs see progress in California gay marriage vote
California UUs celebrate legislature's vote for marriage equality.
By Jane Greer 9.12.05 NEWS

All Souls rings 'Abolition Bell' for Iraq dead
Historic church bell rings in Washington, D.C., for war dead.
By Jane Greer 9.6.05 NEWS

Sheen to play Rumsfeld at UUSC mock trial
'Call for Justice Weekend,' sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, will protest U.S. torture policies.
By Jane Greer 8.29.05 NEWS

Church of the Younger Fellowship
New on-line church lets UU young adults stay connected 24/7.
By Donald E. Skinner 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

Donors pool resources in 'giving circles'
'Shared Giving' circle created at UU Church in NC.
By Staff Writer 8.8.05 NEWS

Latin American UUs assemble to form AUULA
Unitarian Universalism gaining popularity in Latin America.
By Staff Writer 5.1.05 NEWS

UU evangelism fosters new church growth
Marketing efforts underway
By Staff Writer 5.1.05 NEWS

Baskets send Bolivians to school
An unlikely bond between Washington's Puget Sound and Bolivia.
By Sonja L. Cohen 1.1.05 NEWS

Preventing nuclear terrorism
The urgent need to secure weapons-grade nuclear material.
By Guy Quinlan 1.1.05 NEWS

UUs establish legislative presence
California UUs lead the way with legislative ministry.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.1.04 NEWS

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