From Ministerial Fellowship Committee to Rev. Dr. Eklof Dear UUA Religious Professionals and Lay Leaders – I write to inform you that the Ministerial Fellowship Committee (MFC) voted on June 5th to remove the Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof from fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association. The decision was made based on the Rev. Dr. Eklof’s … Read more The Price of Having a Voice
by Jay Kiskel I was reading the May 24, 2020 Sunday New York Times when I came across a full-page editorial entitled, “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?” I immediately thought about the UUA. It is somewhat of an ironic marketing coup that the UUA has become so identified with such an odious … Read more How Did we Get Here – White Supremacy Culture?
We, like everyone in the nation, altered our lives to address the coronavirus pandemic. We have found a new footing and rhythm with plans now to resume posting discussions before the end of April. Looking forward to your comments. Everyone, please stay safe and healthy.
This is from a post in one of the UU Facebook Groups. It’s something readers here are going to want to see. It’s rather disturbing. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iXZd8jywuRGdCD_Vtacpxu7DHtNR6IBhY-RRy99_9NU/edit?fbclid=IwAR142FXFGgW81YX4mUVR4tARUp0xGmcv83L9E2E0x4nyD0ReKPcjhaPYpjU
Guest Contributor Allan Lindrup, Chicago, IL I am writing to express my concern over violations of our UU Principles, particularly the 4th, 5th and 1st Principles, by the UUA, regional staff, and sometimes local congregations. I will start with the 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This does not say … Read more Commentary on Violations of our U.U. Principles
Guest Contributors Rev. Rick Davis and Eric Schuman UU Congregation of Salem, Oregon February 9, 2020 In 17th century in the area we now call Rhode Island there lived a Narragansett chief known to history as Canonicus. As he was nearing his death, he asked to be buried with a piece of cloth given to … Read more Does Unitarian Universalism Support Freedom of Conscience?
The Fifth Principle Project was started in response to the April 2017 decision to declare that the Unitarian Universalism Association (UUA) was based on white supremacy culture. The decision followed the imbroglio sparked by the hiring failure of a new Southern Region Executive Director and the resignation of UUA President Rev. Peter Morales. This was, … Read more Who Made the Decision
On January 24, 2020, apparently in response to our letter of January 4, 2020, the UUA issued what they titled Call for Reflection on the Fifth Principle Task Force Report. I use the word “apparently” in this context because the UUA did not identify our letter as the reason for their Call for Reflection. As … Read more UUA Response to Letter
On January 4, 2020, the letter below was emailed to more than 1,000 UU congregations in the United States. This letter was the start of an organic grassroots initiative to gather into community Unitarian Universalists who want to reinvigorate the right of conscience and renew the democratic process in the governing of our denomination. We hope your … Read more Letter to Congregations