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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I’m delighted to share that Jessica York, our UUA’s Director of Congregational Life, recently announced to UUA staff that Rev. Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe (they/them) would be the new Lead for the Pacific Western Region.

By Carlton Elliott Smith | May 31, 2024 | From Pacific Western Region
Tagged as: UUA Districts & Regions, UUA Staff

The Living Legacy Project’s mission is to provide experiential education about the American Civil Rights Movement that challenges, inspires, and equips people from diverse backgrounds and identities for justice work in their communities and beyond in order to create a just and equitable world fre...

Immersion Experience | By Gordon D. Gibson, Judy Gibson, Annette S. Marquis, Janice Marie Johnson, Hope Johnson, Carlton Elliott Smith | June 1, 2022 | For Youth, Adults | From The Mosaic
Tagged as: Civil Rights & Religious Liberty, Anti-Racism, UU History, Voting Rights, History

Spirit of Life, that which is us, in us and all around us, We return to a familiar, sorrowful place tonight. Our rituals have become rote -- The breaking news reports, the shock, the tears, the anxious calls, the thoughts and prayers, the body count, the makeshift memorials, the blaming, the...

By Carlton Elliott Smith | March 25, 2021 | 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: Land Acknowledgment by Kia Bordner, Member of the Pacific Southwest District Board: “We Unitarian Universalists recognize that the land we're...

By Carlton Elliott Smith | February 25, 2021 | From Pacific Western Region

Dear friends-- ...

By Carlton Elliott Smith | July 31, 2020 | From Pacific Western 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 COVID-19 check-ins early in the spring.

By Carlton Elliott Smith | June 15, 2020 | From Southern Region

I’m writing to share with you a recent development in my professional life. As of June 15, I will begin my new position as Lead for the Pacific Western Region (PWR) of our Unitarian Universalist Association.

By Carlton Elliott Smith | May 28, 2020 | From Southern Region

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused us to radically rethink the ways in which we do congregational life as Unitarian Universalists.

By Carlton Elliott Smith | May 8, 2020 | 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. As individuals, we have taken on hygiene, healthy distancing and wiping down surfaces with appropriate fervor.

By Carlton Elliott Smith | April 9, 2020 | 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 re-elected individuals who oppose

By Carlton Elliott Smith | November 8, 2019 | From Southern Region

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