Sunday, May 15, 2022

What has gotten into the UUA?

Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a tiny, eccentric, politically far left and predominantly white church with dwindling membership. It is far whiter than the United States population and than most Christian and conservative churches, including the Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Anglican Church and Mormons. While UU has advanced from its heterosexual patriarchal roots, the lack of racial diversity has been a source of angst to many UUs who see themselves as social justice vanguards. (UUA 2010) (Braestrup 2017)

"Why The UUA Is Doomed To Fail" by David Cycleback in the UUMUAC newsletter, May, 2022

The UUA has banned UUMUAC, the Unitarian Universalist Multiracial Unity Action Council, from purchasing a display booth at the General Assembly saying that the UUMUAC's mission is not compatible with that of the UUA. 

Here is the mission statement of the UUMUAC:

 "It is the mission of the Unitarian Universalist Multiracial Unity Action Caucus to carry out and foster anti-racist and multiracial unity activities both within and outside the Unitarian Universalist Association through education, bearing witness and other actions, and expansion of our membership both within and outside the walls of our congregations.
We also seek to defend our UU Principles against those who seek to undermine them."

1 comment:

  1. The UUA has forgotten or never understood the mission of the church. The mission of the church is to nurture and develop spiritual intelligence. The UUA has focused on social justice issues which might be better left to secular agencies and institutions. While there may be some overlap in focusing on spiritual development and social justice, the focus on social justice has lead to internecine fighting that diminishes the ability to carry out the more appropriate mission.


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