UU Area News

2018 Congregational Study Action Issue Update

Although the congregational poll is now open, voting on proposed Congregational Study Action Issues (CSAIs) will not be available until early January. All other portions of the annual certification are available now. The Commission on Social Witness decided to postpone making draft CSAI(s) available until January so they can work with proposers to explore the … Continued

Torda450: The 450th Anniversary of the Edict of Torda

On January 13, 1568, in the city of Torda, a gathering of religious leaders and politicians presided over by Unitarian King John Sigismund proclaimed religious freedom in the Edict of Torda. Through this act, Unitarianism was officially recognized for the first time in the history of the world. It also signals the beginning of the … Continued

Share Your Story

The book, Testimony: The Transformative Power of Unitarian Universalism, edited by Meg Riley, is an anthology filled with personal stories by people whose lives were dramatically changed by Unitarian Universalism. The book would be a great welcoming gift for new members, a source of discussion by groups of youth or adults, or a source of … Continued

When Crisis Calls: Advancing Just Migration for All

The UU United Nations Office Intergenerational Spring Seminar is an opportunity to collaborate with others while learning how to be a global activist. The 2018 seminar, When Crisis Calls: Advancing Just Migration For All, will be held April 5 – 7, 2018 in New York City. Participants will explore how to have an impact locally … Continued

Leadership Training

UU Leadership Institute (UULI) offers online courses for highly self-motivated lay leaders and religious professionals who thrive on learning new competencies and concepts. The courses are low-cost and accessible anytime. Try one of four core courses: Faithful Leadership, Centered Leadership, Strategic Leadership, and Adaptive Leadership. Courses are offered in eight sessions released during a 16-week … Continued

Call for Personal Testimony on Racism

The UUA Commission on Institutional Change requests personal accounts and stories about how racism has affected individuals and groups within Unitarian Universalism at the personal, institutional, or systemic levels. It is seeking to document incidents that occurred between individual Unitarian Universalists, within a congregational or Associational setting, or as a result of white-centeredness embedded within … Continued

Holiday Guide

The holiday guide from inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop is now available! Check out this great resource for gift ideas for all your loved ones, from inspirational titles and children’s books to unique UU items and jewelry. You will receive free standard shipping on orders within the U.S. when you spend $50 or … Continued

Support the Promise and the Practice of Our Faith

On November 12, many Unitarian Universalist congregations engaged in the UUA’s campaign to support Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism. If your congregation has not yet made a commitment to support The Promise and the Practice of Our Faith Campaign, please consider doing so. Unitarian Universalist religious professionals of color created powerful worship resources to help … Continued

Dan Schatz Concert at Unitarian Congregation of West Chester

Unitarian Congregation of West Chester Concert The Unitarian Congregation of West Chester Presents Grammy® nominated folksinger, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Dan Schatz on Saturday, November 11 at 7 p.m.  “Dan Schatz plays and sings both traditional folk-songs and contemporary gems that sound like they’ve been polished forever.” – Folklore Society, DC Click here to view the flyer.   This … Continued

March for Racial Justice & Compassion

March for Racial Justice & Compassion 10/28/2017 March Statement: For generations we have marched, sat-in, walked-out, blocked bridges, protested, and educated our communities about issues of racial justice in a struggle to transform the policies that produce injustice. The late Nelson Mandela once said: “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be … Continued