Alabama UUs Join Fight Against Immigration Law

Unitarian Universalists in Alabama have been on the front lines in the debate over immigration ever since state legislators there began drafting an oppressive anti-immigrant measure last winter. Unitarian Universalists have joined a wide array of opponents of the proposed measure, including many faith community leaders who say it would prevent them from being “good Samaritans.” Read More

15 UUs Arrested During Tar Sands Action

More than 1,000 people were arrested in the past two weeks in front of the White House for protesting the proposed construction of an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. At least 15 Unitarian Universalists, including the Rev. Craig Roshaven, the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Witness Ministries Director, were among those arrested. Read More

UUSC Launches Relief Fund for East Africa Famine

The United Nations has declared a famine in southern Somalia that is expected to spread in the next two months. With 3.2 million people — half of the Somali population — needing immediate lifesaving assistance, this is the world’s worst food security crisis in the last 20years. In light of this dire crisis, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) has opened the Somalia and East Africa Relief Fund. Read More

UUA President Convicted in Civil Disobedience Case

On the one-year anniversary of his civil disobedience in Phoenix, while protesting Arizona’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants, UUA President Peter Morales stood trial in the Maricopa County Justice Court. With him in the July 29 trial were Salvador Reza, a lead organizer with the immigrant rights group Puente Arizona, and two others. On Friday, August 5, all four defendants were found guilty on misdemeanor charges of failing to comply with a police officer. Read More