Denominational Affairs

Denominational Affairs: GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2017 ONLINE

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. General Assembly 2017 (June 21-25) will take place in New Orleans, LA, and online. Watch GA Live Video! Events in the General Session Hall are streamed live, and … Continued

Denominational Affairs: Defend Democracy and Separation of Church and State

At this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, Donald Trump promised to “get rid of  and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment,” and now some Members of Congress and others are seeking to repeal it. Since 1954, the Johnson Amendment has drawn a line between tax-exempt religious organizations  and other charities, and political spending to support or attack candidates. … Continued

Denominational Affairs: June 4–Rev. William Barber

In a few weeks Rev. William Barber will be announcing dates and stops for a 2017-18 new Poor People’s Campaign tour. On June 4, the campaign is launching a monthly Sunday-evening program “The Gathering: A Time for Reflection, Revival and Resistance.”  You can sign up to view and to host a live stream of The Gathering in your community. Rev. … Continued

Denominational Affairs: June 9-Love Resists Conference Call

Join the hosting monthly one-hour Love Resists Conscience Calls to deepen spiritually grounded justice work and build community. On the next Love Resists Conscience Call, we will hear from Caitlin Breedlove, Vice President of Movement Leadership at Auburn Theological Seminary, and former UUA Standing on the Side of Love Campaign Director. Caitlin will provide us with an overview of … Continued

Denominational Affairs: Love Resists…an Overview

One month ago the UUA and UUSC rolled out a joint campaign, Love Resists, building on the Declaration of Conscience that many of you (over 14,000) signed (if you have not yet, click here). At the same time over 600 UU congregations signed up for the #UU White Supremacy Teach-In  organized by UU religious educators of … Continued

Thanks, Elod! UUFA’s entrance looks great!

Halfway through his trip to Athens, Elod has been busy! Ask him about his first couple of weeks in Athens when you run into him next at UUFA or around town. And take a moment to notice that our name is now visible on the front of the building! He expressed an interest in helping … Continued

Denominational Affairs: May 9 Updates from UUA Interim Co-Presidents

  The Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) Interim Co-Presidents, the Revs. Sofía Betancourt and William Sinkford and Dr. Leon Spencer, shared the following message Tuesday morning: Over the past three weeks we have spoken frequently about the hope-filled possibilities inherent in this moment for our Unitarian Universalist movement. That leaning into hope is based in large … Continued

Toward the Beloved Community: Updates from UUA Interim Co-Presidents, May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017 The Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) Interim Co-Presidents, the Revs. Sofía Betancourt and William Sinkford and Dr. Leon Spencer, shared this message following their recent time together in Boston: Last Thursday and Friday we three Interim Co-Presidents had the opportunity to sit down together face to face for the first time since our … Continued