Statement: New Mexico Affirms Marriage Equality

The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, issued a statement applauding the legalization of same-sex marriage in New Mexico. It begins, ‘The New Mexico Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of granting same-sex couples the same rights of marriage as heterosexual couples. I am thrilled to celebrate New Mexico’s decision to affirm the freedom to marry.’ Read More

UUA and Stewardship Holiday Hours

The UUA’s offices will be closed for the holiday season from Tues., Dec. 24, 2013 through Weds., Jan. 1, 2014. However, the UUA Stewardship and Development Office will be staffed, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays from Dec. 24 through Dec. 31 (except Dec. 25) to assist you with year-end giving. We will be checking telephone and email messages during the weekend of Dec. 28-29. To reach the Stewardship and Development staff group, please call (toll-free) 888-792-5885 or contact us at giftinfo @ uua.org . Read More

Get Inspired for Earth Day with Sustainable Soul

Each chapter in this poignant and inspirational guide contains an essay and spiritual practices designed for both group and individualized reflection. Exercises include a wide range of suggestions such as guided meditations, journaling prompts, creative art projects, and ideas for concrete action. You can choose the exercises that best suit your personality, lifestyle, and unique journey.  Read More

Joint UUA-UUSC Response to Typhoon Haiyan

The Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee have issued a statement and launched a special joint appeal to aid in the Philippine relief efforts in response to the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. The statement begins, “As images of the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan has wrought in the Philippines fill the media, we are coming to see the enormity of the humanitarian disaster. The photographs and videos are heartbreaking. As compassionate people, our thoughts turn immediately to how we might help.” Read More

Bless the Imperfect is Available at Your UUA Bookstore

Bless the Imperfect , edited by Kathleen Montgomery, shares some of the most prominent voices in Unitarian Universalism in these 50 poems, prayers, and prose reflections to support and celebrate congregational leaders. These meditations—alternately serious and funny, tender and frank—portray an understanding of congregational leadership as an avenue for spiritual growth rather than an administrative chore. Read More

Statement from UUA Board of Trustees

Jim Key, UUA Moderator, writes that the work of the new UUA Board of Trustees is off to a fine start in his report from last week’s meeting. “Building on many years of challenging and effective work by previous boards, the newly constituted UUA board gathered in Boston for its first formal meeting. The anticipated agility and other benefits of a smaller board were evident from the start,” observes Key. Read More