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Workshop: ‘Difficult to be a UU and a person of color’

“It is difficult to be a UU and a person of color,” said Gregory Boyd, panelist at the “Views from the Pews” workshop on race and Unitarian Universalism.

This sentiment was echoed by the rest of the panelists and by many of the attendees who offered comments during the Friday workshop at the 2011 General Assembly. Boyd, director of Children’s Ministry at the River Road UU Congregation in Bethesda, Md., also talked about what he loved about our faith. “I knew this church wanted me, loved me, celebrated me.”

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GA draws more than 4,000; offsite delegates cast votes

More than 4,000 people are attending this GA, according to UUA Secretary Tom Loughrey. Friday morning he gave a preliminary credentials report to attendees.

In all, 4,028 people have registered for the conference, not including UUA staff, he said. They are from 585 congregations. There are 1,933 total delegates, including 49 who are participating from offsite in a remote voting demonstration.

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Coffee with Rev. Don

Coffee with Rev. Don from UU World on Vimeo.

This morning I had a cup of coffee with the Rev. Donald E. Robinson of the Beacon House Community Ministry in Washington, D.C. Beacon House has been partnering with area Unitarian Universalist congregations for over 20 years to enrich the lives of local youth with phenomenal results.

Meanwhile, Standing on the Side of Love in Arkansas

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ten-year-old UU Will Phillips served as the Grand Marshall of the Northwest Arkansas Gay Pride Parade in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Saturday. See “Ten-year-old refuses to stand for Pledge…

Sad news: Murder-suicide among Transylvania Unitarians

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Rev. Harold Babcock spoke at the opening of Sunday morning’s plenary session to announce the tragic news of the murder of two children and the suicide of…

Commenting ground rules

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thank you for reading our coverage of General Assembly! We are glad that people are making use of the commenting feature here, and we expect respectful discourse. Here…

Film: ‘Standing on the Side of Love in Arizona’

Sunday, June 27, 2010

During the presentation Saturday afternoon that preceded the debate and vote about holding a General Assembly in Arizona, the UUA introduced this six-minute video about Unitarian Universalists and…