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A Message from the President on GA and Board Elections

Dear Unitarian Universalist Humanists:

It was great meeting so many of you at our Black Humanism panel, our booth, and our Annual Meeting at General Assembly. Mandisa Thomas, founder of Black Nonbelievers and our Person of the Year, was an inspiring speaker.

Our General Assembly 2018 session on Black Humanism not only demonstrated the centrality of Humanism in the African American experience, but also the centrality of Black Humanism as Unitarian Universalists strive toward the liberation of all people.

I think that Rev. Dr. William R. Jones will someday soon be recognized as the central UU theologian of the twentieth century. His message harkened back to the deepest commitment of the Humanists who signed the first Humanist Manifesto, dedicating themselves to striving for “a shared life in a shared world.” Read more about A Message from the President on GA and Board Elections »

Apply to be a UUHA Ambassador

Dear UU Humanists:

The Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association (UUHA) Board of Directors appreciates the work that you do to promote humanism within your congregation. As the number of non-theists continues to rapidly increase in the US, we believe Unitarian Universalist congregations will thrive in the future only if programs that appeal to humanists, atheists, agnostics and religious naturalists expand. In order to facilitate this, we are initiating a new Ambassador Program.

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Join UU Humanists at UUA General Assembly

UU Humanist Members and Friends:
 
General Assembly 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri (Wednesday, June 20-Sunday, June 24) is going to be big.  Our GA panel—cosponsored with the UU History and Heritage Society—is titled “Black Humanism in Unitarian Universalist Context and Beyond.” That takes place on Thursday, 1:30-2:30:00 pm in the Kansas City Convention Center, room 2502 B.
 
Black Humanism developed within a Unitarian context but spread far beyond. The panel will consider UU ministers Lewis McGee, a 1940s Unitarian minister in South Chicago, and 20th century minister William R. Jones, and how their work continues today. We conclude with a powerful voice of Black Humanism from outside the UU context. Speakers include Rev. Patrice Curtis, Rev. Karen Hutt, Rev. Dr. Nicole Kirk, and Mandisa Thomas. 
 

Mandisa Thomas to Receive UU Humanist Person of the Year Award

The UU Humanist Association is pleased to award Mandisa Thomas, founder of Black Nonbelievers, our “Person of the Year - A Celebration of Religious Humanism" award. Mandisa has been an inspiration both within and far beyond Unitarian Universalism. 

Mandisa will be the keynote speaker at our UU Humanists Annual Meeting, which will be held on Friday, June 22, 5-7pm at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown -- Andy Kirk Conference Room A/B

You can read more about Mandisa and the work of Black Nonbelievers here. Read more about Mandisa Thomas to Receive UU Humanist Person of the Year Award »

A Message from UU Humanists President David Breeden

Dear UU Humanist Association members and friends:
 
General Assembly will be Wednesday, June 20 through Sunday, June 24 this year in Kansas City, Missouri. The 2018 theme is “All Are Called,” and we UU Humanists are taking that theme seriously. Our session is titled “Black Humanism in the Unitarian Universalist Context and Beyond.” We have teamed up with the UU History and Heritage Society to present this program.
 

Year-End President's Letter

Dear UU Humanist Association members and friends:
 
As 2017 ends, we progressives are weary. The assaults on our values have been constant. The Trump Administration’s recent banning of words at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling. The words are: vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus, evidence-based, science-based.
Read more about Year-End President's Letter »

Fight Theocracy: Share the Plate

Across the world, there are individuals who are in prison for so-called blasphemy, who face murder for their skepticism, and who have been threatened with assassination for questioning religious and political leaders.

In 2014, a popular blogger in the Maldives, Yameen Rasheed wrote, "For all my tax money that goes to pay their salaries, the only service I can get in return from Maldives Police is baton charges, random threats, harassment, and rude anonymous comments on my blog – and being prevented from voting in elections."

Yameen was murdered this past April.

Humanists in wealthy, democratic countries have an opportunity to do something to help our peers around the world who are facing death threats for open expression and liberal values. Read more about Fight Theocracy: Share the Plate »

William R. Murry, In Memorium

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Bill Murry. You may read his obituary here. A few weeks ago, he was the recipient of our Lifetime Achievement Award for all that he has done for the UU Humanists and for Unitarian Universalism over the years. He was a personal mentor for so many of us on the UUHA board and much beloved. We will miss you greatly, Bill. Read more about William R. Murry, In Memorium »

Congratulations to Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, 9th President of the UUA

We are very pleased to congratulate the Reverend Susan Frederick-Gray who was elected president of the Unitarian Universalist Association at General Assembly in New Orleans, LA. We look forward to your presidency and to working together to bring Unitarian Universalism to ever increasing heights of inclusion and impact. Read more about Congratulations to Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, 9th President of the UUA »

A Message from the President

Dear Unitarian Universalist Humanists:

Your UU Humanist Association has been working to promote humanist values in the UUA. Working with UUA President Peter Morales and UUA Chief Operating Officer Harlan Limpert, we have been pressuring the Boy Scouts of America to exhibit progressive values. In an abrupt change in direction, the BSA now accepts all those who identify as boys. Unfortunately, the BSA has not budged on their discriminatory policy toward non-theists. We will continuing working to change this policy. We have over 1600 signatures on our BSA petition! Read more about A Message from the President »

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