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UA Elects a New President

This year our denomination elects a new president to serve a six-year term, choosing among three strong female candidates. The Denominational Affairs Committee will show a video of the recent forum held at the Regional Gathering in Woburn, MA., where the three candidates expressed their views on faith, social justice, and the future of our denomination. For an update on the election, go to: https://www.uuworld.org/articles/follow-uua- presidential-campaign

View the Video of the Candidates

The election will be held at this year’s General Assembly in New Orleans, and we must instruct our delegates on our preferred candidate during the May 21 UUS:E Annual Meeting. The video will be offered twice: 6:30 PM on May 11 and again at 2 PM on May 17 in Room 2.

This is a particularly important election as our incumbent president, the Rev. Peter Morales, resigned before the end of his term over charges of racism in hiring within the UUA. Three distinguished leaders, including past president Rev. William Sinkford, will serve as interim co-presidents until the election over hiring practices of https://www.uuworld.org/articles/peter-morales- resigns

The video of the forum will be posted on the website of the UUA’s New England region after April 27. Watch for it at http://www.uua.org/new- england.

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a religious organization  that combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the UUA in 1961.

Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and to the founders of the Republic. Overseas, their heritages reach back centuries to pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania.

Each of the 1,041 congregations in the United States, Canada, and overseas are democratic in polity and operation; they govern themselves. They unite in the Association to provide services that individual congregations cannot provide for themselves. Each congregation is associated with one of the UUA’s 19 districts. uua.org

Unitarian Universalism

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. It has no creed. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and tries to provide a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.

Learn more about the UUA at www.uua.org.

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