The U.S. Supreme Court issued their 5 to 4 ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, establishing federal recognition of same-sex marriage. With this decision, marriage equality for same-sex couples has become the law of the land nationwide. In celebration of this historic victory for equal rights, UU ministers and congregations will offer free weddings for same-sex couples nationwide on July 11 and 12, in an event called #justmarriage.
UUA and UUSC Respond to Papal Encyclical
“The crisis of climate change is the gravest threat facing our world today, and as people of faith and conscience we are called to respond to the moral imperative to advance climate justice. The Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee therefore applaud Pope Francis for focusing the world’s attention on the threat of climate change by issuing ‘Laudato Si’ or ‘Praise Be to You,’ a papal letter addressed not just to Catholics but to ‘every person living on this planet.’”
Church Shooting in Charleston
“News of last night’s shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, SC, fills me with a profound sadness. My heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims and to the entire Emanuel Church community.”
Black Lives Matter Banner ‘Brings Out Conversation’
The Unitarian Universalist (UU) Congregation of Columbia is one of more than two dozen Unitarian Universalist churches across the country participating in an unofficial “Black Lives Matter” banner campaign, which has grown in response to highly publicized police violence toward people of color in communities nationwide.
We Celebrate LGBTQ Rights
As Unitarian Universalists, we not only open our doors to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, we value diversity of sexuality and gender and see it as a spiritual gift. In our congregations and spiritual communities, we welcome all, we affirm same-sex marriage (and have for decades), and we continue to challenge laws and attitudes that discriminate.
Join Our Witness for Climate Justice
On June 27th we gather with leaders from the Lummi Nation to advocate for justice: for people and the planet. This event at our 2015 General Assembly in Portland, OR is part of Commit2Respond, our broad movement for climate justice.
Praise to You, the Connecting Web
Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern: “Wherever we connect, you are the connection.”
From Beacon Press: Love's Promises
Most people think of love and contracts as strange bedfellows, or even opposites. In Love’s Promises, however, law professor Martha Ertman shows that far from cold and calculating, contracts shape and sustain families.
Recommitment to Racial Justice
The city of Baltimore recently saw violent clashes between communities of color and local police forces. Unitarian Universalists (UU) joined the community seeking stability and justice following the death of Freddie Gray by taking part in peaceful prot…
Spotlight: Young Adults at 4U
At at Fourth Universalist in Manhattan, young adults animate church life with deep connection, mutual support, community activism and more. This article in the Spotlight series tells their story.
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