Partners in Justice

The UUA’s immigrant rights partners in Arizona help communities in peril. This network of activists is working with Unitarian Universalists to promote immigrant rights in Arizona as the Unitarian Universalist Association’s 2012 Justice General Assembly in Phoenix approaches. Read More

'Gathered Here' Helps UUs Share Experiences, Hopes

Gathered Here, a denomination-wide listening campaign initiated by the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Board of Trustees and administration, invites congregations and individual UUs across the country to share hopes for the faith through “Community Conversations” and one-on-one interviews during the next eight months. The board and administration will use that information to help determine the UUA’s future. Read More

Forums on the Renewal of Unitarian Universalism Continue Jan. 20 at First Unitarian in San Francisco

The Minns Lectureship Committee continues its 2011-2012 lecture series with “Practicing Compassion and Connection More Fully,” to be held at First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco on Jan. 20, led by former UUA President the Rev. John Buehrens. The Rev. Bill Sinkford and the Rev. Meg Riley will be panelists at the event. The series will continue the conversation begun at the April 2011 Minns conference, “Composing Our Unitarian Universalist Future.” For details and registration information, visit MinnsLectures.org. Read More

UU World: Winter Solstice and the Shaman Within

The dwindling of the sun’s light in autumn is a reminder that even as the old year dies, so must all living things. The shaman helps the tribe to accept this universal dying, to understand it is necessary for new life. When the daylight hours are shortest, we long for assurance that spring will return, that once again the warm sun will nurture growing things and make the earth green. In this time when foliage has all but disappeared, we look to the trees whose evergreen boughs offer us hope. Read More

Maria Hinojosa selected as the 2012 Ware Lecturer

Maria Hinojosa, award-winning broadcast journalist and author, has been selected as the Ware Lecturer for the 2012 Justice GA. She is the anchor and managing editor of NPR’s Latino USA . In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American experience. Read More

Phoenix UUs Protest Conservative Policy Conference

Phoenix-area Unitarian Universalists joined protests last week objecting to the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) influence in Arizona. The Council is a conservative think tank that brings together lawmakers and corporations from around the country to craft model legislation. In Scottsdale, Ariz., last week, ALEC held its annual States & Nation Policy Summit. Read More