Workshop invites UUs to ask, ‘Whose are we?’

“What transcends our small, individual being? Whose are we?” asked the Rev. Don Southworth, executive director of the UU Ministers Association, at the start of a workshop on spiritual discernment and theological reflection. The Rev. Burton Carley affirmed that Unitarian Universalist communities are centered not around belief but covenant. “We come together to share right […]

Courter apologizes for missing post-election event

UUA Moderator Gini Courter apologized to the General Assembly during her annual report Sunday afternoon for not attending a post-election celebration Saturday night. Some delegates had interpreted her absence as a slight on newly-elected President Peter Morales, since she had endorsed his opponent, the Rev. Dr. Laurel Hallman, but she told delegates that was not […]

Morales: ‘We have this amazing potential’

In a brief conversation with UU World and members of the UUA’s Communications staff shortly after he was named President-Elect on Saturday, June 27, the Rev. Peter Morales praised his opponent and identified some key goals of his administration. Morales said, “To get to where we want to go requires all of us, and we […]

Laurel Hallman’s speech at election celebration

The Rev. Dr. Laurel Hallman, who lost to the Rev. Peter Morales today in her bid to become president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, addressed the General Assembly Saturday night. Her comments are transcribed below: Thank you. I congratulate Peter and his campaign staff for all they have done and for their success. I thank […]

Voters line up in UUA presidential election

Today is election day in the Unitarian Universalist Association, as delegates to the General Assembly cast their ballots for president of the UUA. Polls are open from noon until 5:30 p.m. MDT; although a winner will be formally announced at 8:00 p.m. MDT, UU World will announce the winner as soon as UUA Secretary Paul […]

Morales, Hallman make final case to delegates

At the final candidates forum before the election of the next president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the Rev. Peter Morales choked up as he began his opening statement and the Rev. Dr. Laurel Hallman struck a defiant note as she responded to critics of her campaign. The candidates spoke at a Thursday evening forum […]

Absentee ballots cast in unprecedented numbers

At Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the UUA Board of Trustees in Salt Lake City, Secretary Paul Rickter reported that more than 1,800 absentee ballots have been submitted for the UUA’s presidential election. Other delegates will cast ballots at the General Assembly on Saturday, June 27, between noon and 5:30 p.m. The number of absentee ballots […]


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