Carlton Elliott Smith

Full name: Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith

Rev. Carlton Smith

Rev. Carlton E. Smith is the Regional Lead for the Pacific Western Region. From 2013 to 2020, he was a member of the UUA Congregational Life Staff Group serving in the Southern Region. Before that, he was a parish minister serving UU congregations in Metro New York, Greater Boston, Northern Virginia and Oakland, California. Rev. Smith graduated from both Howard University's School of Business and its School of Divinity (summa cum laude). He's been a candidate for US Congress and for State Senate, both in his home state of Mississippi. Rev. Smith was a founding member of the Organizing Collective for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism. He currently serves as a Board Member for the Living Legacy Project and is a member of the Campaign Board for the LGBTQ Victory Fund.

From Carlton Elliott Smith

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Compassionate Communication
From LeaderLab
Discover ways we can engage with one another even when we disagree through compassionate communication....

Pacific Western Region

Prayer During the Unitarian Universalist Vigil at Boulder, March 23, 2021
From Pacific Western Region
Spirit of Life, that which is us, in us and all around us, We return to a familiar, sorrowful place tonight....
Love Right Through – The Journey Continues
From Pacific Western Region
For those who might not have been able to make it to Regional Assembly, I thought it might be helpful to share some of the highlights here in the blog:...

Southern Region

We See You
From Southern Region
Thank you to all the Board Presidents, Ministers and other congregational leaders who took our call or got back to us when we reached out to you during our
From Southern Region
I’m writing to share with you a recent development in my professional life.
Pastoral Care During This Pandemic
From Southern Region
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused us to radically rethink the ways in which we do congregational life as Unitarian Universalists.
All Life Is a Gift
From Southern Region
Like everyone else, we, your Southern Region UUA Staff, continue to adjust to the emerging reality that is the COVID-19 pandemic.
Voting and Thanksgiving
From Southern Region
This week was a difficult one for me and many of my fellow Unitarian Universalists in Mississippi. On Election Day, we saw the affirmation of the existing power structure by voters who elected and...
Away for a Little While: A Short Q&A
From Southern Region
Greetings and love to everyone! As of June 16, I’m on leave from my work with the UUA Southern Region! Since the beginning of the year, I have been a candidate for Mississippi’s 10th State Senate...

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