January 14, 2018 | 11:00 AM
Support Black Lives of UU – The Promise and Practice of Our Faith
Special Collection on January 14
We’re proud of the record of UU advocacy for civil rights and social justice. Yet 50 years ago, hundreds of Black UUs left our movement over broken promises of UUA support for Black Empowerment. Longstanding perspectives, structures and practices continue to create and sustain barriers to the beloved community that truly reflects our UU values. In 2017, questions about racism in UUA hiring practices led to the resignation of President Peter Morales and congregational teach-ins across the country.
The Promise and Practice of Our Faith Campaign is a concrete way for UUs to break down the barriers of white supremacy culture in our own denomination. The UUA Board of Trustees has committed to raise and provide $5.3 million in funding for the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalist Organizing Collective, or BLUU, to support Black UUs and expand their role and visibility.
On Sunday, January 14, Albany UU will take up a special collection for the Campaign for BLUU. Find out more about the Promise and Practice of Our Faith Campaign by coming to the Forum on January 7.
“We have an extraordinary opportunity to live the most deeply universalist aspect of our theology and to begin to overcome the limitations of our history.” – Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, President, Unitarian Universalist Association