Elandria Williams

Elandria Williams

Elandria Williams, Co-Moderator of the UUA from 2017 to 2020.

The Unitarian Universalist Association deeply grieves the unexpected death of Elandria Williams on September 23, 2020. In memoriam, we joined the outpouring of tributes that honor E’s vision and legacy.

Elandria Williams (1979–2020) served as Co-Moderator of the Association, alongside the Rev. Mr. Barb Greve, from August 2017 to June 2020. Elandria was an incomparable leader, joyous presence and indomitable force in our Unitarian Universalist community and beyond. We will be forever grateful for Elandria’s legacy in our faith tradition.

Elandria was a member of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, which is also where E grew up. Elandria was elected to the UUA Board of Trustees in 2016and held a six-year term on the Presidential Search Committee. E was a founding member of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) Organizing Collective.

Elandria served earlier on the board of what was then known as the Thomas Jefferson District and on the district’s Anti-Racism Transformation Team; as a trainer and coordinator for Groundwork; as the Southern Regional Organizing Consultant for the UUA Young Adult Office; as a Chrysalis Trainer on Chaplaincy and Leadership Development; and twice as General Assembly Coordinator for Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM).

At the time of Elandria’s death, E was executive director of PeoplesHub and co-editor of Beautiful Solutions. E had also previously worked on the Education Team of the Highlander Research and Education Center.

From Elandria Williams

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If we believe in the promise of our faith, we must continue pushing forward.

Reading | By Elandria Williams | January 25, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Challenge, Change, Identity, Living Our Faith, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism

We are divine bodies of light and darkness

Affirmation | By Elandria Williams | January 25, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Activism, Courage, Faith, Freedom, Integrity, Justice, Living Our Faith, Seven Principles, Solidarity

We are part of the connective tissue that holds the legacy and future of our faith.

Reading | By Elandria Williams | January 25, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Bridging, Coming-of-Age, Faith, Generations, Identity, Living Our Faith, Trauma

When you hear, “We are the liberating force, spirit, light, and love,” what does that conjure in your spirit?

Meditation | By Elandria Williams | January 25, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Activism, Power, Solidarity, WorshipWeb, Worship

No matter what issues I have with other Unitarian Universalists regarding our visions of God/Spirit, justice, race, and age—at the root of everything is community, love, and faith.

By Elandria Williams | September 25, 2020 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Children, Community, History, Race/Ethnicity, Religion, Transformation, UU History, Young Adult Faith Development (ages 18-35), Young Adults, Youth/Teens, Faith Development

Questions probing the heart of Unitarian Universalism.

Feature | By Elandria Williams, Carey McDonald, The Rev. Mr. Barb Greve, Sofía Betancourt, Elías Ortega | September 1, 2019 | From UU World
Tagged as: Change, Commitment, Community, Covenant, Multiculturalism, UU Theology, General Assembly

General Assembly 2019 Co-Moderators' Report (delivered during General Session I)...

Utility | By The Rev. Mr. Barb Greve, Elandria Williams | June 22, 2019
Tagged as: Online GA, General Assembly

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dick Jacke, a devoted member of the UUA Board of Trustees, died suddenly and unexpectedly this past week. Dick was an incredible lay leader and advocate for Unitarian Universalism. He was committed to the health and growth of this faith and...

By The Rev. Mr. Barb Greve, Elandria Williams, Susan Frederick-Gray | August 1, 2018 | From Press Releases

With gratitude to the Moderator Nominating Committee, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees is unable to announce a candidate for nomination to the position of UUA moderator by the February 1 deadline. In their search and deliberations, the Moderator Nominating Committee...

Utility | By Elandria Williams, The Rev. Mr. Barb Greve | February 2, 2018
Tagged as: UUA Board of Trustees, UUA Governance & Management

We are excited, humbled and honored to be selected to be the Interim Co-Moderators for this coming year. Our passionate love of our faith calls us to leadership and service in this time of transition. Both life-long Unitarian Universalists, we collectively bring wisdom, broad experience, and are...

Utility | By Elandria Williams, The Rev. Mr. Barb Greve | November 1, 2017
Tagged as: UUA Board of Trustees, UUA Governance & Management

About Elandria Williams

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UU World

Unitarian Universalist Elandria Williams Honored with Reading Room Naming at Knoxville Bookstore The Bottom

Elaine McArdle

From UU World

The room at Knoxville nonprofit The Bottom features books, materials that focus on racial, gender, other social justice issues

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