Welcome to the Institutional Change resource center. Within these pages, you will find the gifts shared by Unitarian Universalists that support the long-term cultural and institutional change that redeems the essential promise and ideals of Unitarian Universalism.
At the New Orleans General Assembly in 2017, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Commission on Institutional Change was established and charged by the UUA Board of Trustees to conduct an audit of white privilege and the structure of power within Unitarian Universalism, and analyze structural racism and white supremacy culture within the UUA. The Commission was in place for three years through the Virtual General Assembly in June of 2020.
Over the three years, the Commission on Institutional Change shared regular communications through the Institutional Change Blog and various social media platforms. The Commission has curated discussion guides, videos, and presentations for congregations, fellowships, covenant circles, and other forms of community to engage in the work of institutional change. These resources are substantial materials to support the final work of the Commission, Widening the Circle of Concern: Report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change, presented to the Board of Trustees and General Assembly in June 2020.
UUA Annual Implementation Plans
The UUA is publishing an annual plan for how it is following through on its commitment to implementing recommendations from Widening the Circle of Concern which relate to the UUA. These plans will be released every year for the first five years, as recommended by the WCC report.
- 2021 UUA Implementation Plan (PDF)
- 2022 UUA Implementation Plan (PDF)
- 2023 UUA Implementation Plan (PDF)
Institutional Change Resource Center
Understanding the Final Report
The Commission on Institutional Change offers reflections on its final report, Widening the Circle of Concern.
The Commission on Institutional Change Reports and Reflections
Reports and Reflections by the Commission on Institutional Change.
Institutional Change Congregation Resources
The Commission curated these resources for congregations, fellowships, covenant circles, and others to engage in this work of institutional change.