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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.

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Southern Region

Mother’s Day without Mother

Carlton Elliott Smith

From Southern Region
This Sunday will be my first Mother’s Day without my mom, Luberta Elliott Smith. She died peacefully a week ago at the age of 84 after many years of declining health and multiple medical issues. I...
Love, History and Wealth

Carlton Elliott Smith

From Southern Region
In this moment, my heart is overflowing. I received a call this evening from a beloved relative who had isolated themselves from their dearest friends and our family in recent months. Their personal...
Southern Region: What’s Happening in 2019

Carlton Elliott Smith

From Southern Region
Southern Region: What’s Happening in 2019
Darkest Before Dawn

Carlton Elliott Smith

From Southern Region
Over the past several months, many Mississippi Unitarian Universalists joined in the effort to elect the first Black US Senator from the state
Beyond Red and Blue, Waves and Splashes

Carlton Elliott Smith

From Southern Region
This Sunday will be the first time many of us will gather together with our fellow Unitarian Universalists after the mid-term elections.
New Ministers and New Covenants in the Southern Region

Carlton Elliott Smith

From Southern Region
We want to welcome these ministers who are serving in new ministries in the Southern Region, including some who have relocated within our region:
A New Congregational Year Begins

Carlton Elliott Smith

From Southern Region
Welcome to the 2018-2019 Congregational Year! As the summer days wind down and school bells start to ring, we on the Southern Region Team are excited for the months that lie between now and the...
Remembering Charlottesville

Carlton Elliott Smith

From Southern Region
On August 12, we will mark one year since the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, when hundreds of white supremacists gathered in...
A Time to Dream Big!

Kathy McGowan, Carlton Elliott Smith

From Southern Region
Most of your Southern Region staff are fresh from our Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly, held this year in Kansas City, Missouri,...
Seeking Justice and Balance in 2018

Carlton Elliott Smith

From Southern Region
Last Tuesday night, I felt a tremendous wave of relief move through my body when I saw online that Doug Jones had been declared the winner of the...

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