1. In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace: An Update on America’s Changing Religious Landscape,” Pew Research Center (October 17, 2019).
  2. Sabrina Tavernise, “Why the Announcement of a Looming White Minority Makes Demographers Nervous,” New York Times (November 22, 2018).
  3. Melissa Lamson, “10 Tips to Develop Your Firm’s Cultural Competence: In today’s global marketplace your team’s cultural competence is an invaluable asset,” Inc. (July 3, 2018).
  4. J. Helliwell, R. Layard, and J. Sachs, World Happiness Report Sustainable Development Solutions Network (2019).
  5. Holley Ulbrich, The Fellowship Movement: A Growth Strategy and Its Legacy (Skinner House, 2007).
  6. Humanist Manifesto I,” American Humanist Association.
  7. Barbara Wells and Jaco B. ten Hove, Articulating Your UU Faith: A Five-Session Course (UUA, 2003).
  8. Sofia Betancourt, “The Missing Remnant” (sermon delivered at the Service of the Living Tradition on June 21, 2018), UU World (Fall 2018).
  9. Commission on Institutional Change, “Ten Goals for Our Association” (blog post, September 19, 2018).
  10. See “Considerations for Cultural Borrowing,” Unitarian Universalist Association.
  11. See Forbes Nonprofit Council, “Five Ways an Agile Approach Can Help Your Nonprofit Thrive,” Forbes (March 29, 2019).
  12. Commission on Governance, Final Report (UUA, 1993).
  13. Ibid.
  14. Fifth Principle Task Force Report (PDF) to the [UUA] Board of Trustees (December 2009).
  15. Ibid.
  16. Kaitlin Ahmad, “Fewer Americans are volunteering and giving than any time in the last two decades,” (November 19, 2018).
  17. See Pew Research Center, “In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace: An Update on America’s changing religious landscape,” (October 17, 2019).
  18. See Toya Obasi, “Multicultural churches are on the rise. Here’s why,” Christian Science Monitor (October 23, 2019).
  19. Rick Pinderhughes, “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Assessment Report for the Commission on Institutional Change” (Visions, Inc., February 16, 2020).
  20. See Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, “The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture,” from Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups (ChangeWork, 2001), Showing Up for Racial Justice.
  21. See Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom, eds., Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment (Skinner House, 2018), the 2018-2019 UUA Common Read, discussion guide.
  22. Vann R. Newkirk II, “Environmental Racism Is the New Jim Crow” (video), The Atlantic (June 5, 2017).
  23. See “Generational Conflict” (podcast), hosted by Alison Beard and Dan McGinn, Harvard Business Review (March 8, 2018).
  24. Robert D. Lupton, Toxic Charity: how Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (and How to Reverse It) (HarperOne, 2011).
  25. See “6 Ways to Engage Millennial Volunteers,” TriplePundit (September 19, 2018); Danielle S. and Jennifer S. Light, From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in a Digital Age (University of Chicago Press. 2015); Henry Jenkins et al., By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activism (New York University Press, 2019).
  26. Living Legacy Project.
  27. See Michael Hart, “More Than 50 UU Clergy Join Action at Standing Rock,” UU World (November 7, 2016).
  28. Roberto S. Goizueta’s Caminemos con Jesús: Toward a Hispanic/Latino Theology of Accompaniment (Orbis, 1995), presents a theological exposition of accompaniment.
  29. See Valerie Batts, “Is Reconciliation Possible? Lessons from Combating ‘Modern Racism’, ” Visions Inc. (November 22, 2017).
  30. See Brentin Mock, “Why Can’t We Close the Racial Wealth Gap?Citylab (March 21, 2019).
  31. See Underhill, Megan. “Perspective | White parents teach their children to be colorblind. Here’s why that’s bad for everyone,” Washington Post (October 5, 2018).
  32. Tran, Mai-Anh Le, Reset the Heart: Unlearning Violence, Relearning Hope (Abingdon, 2017).
  33. See Brentin Mock, “Why Can’t We Close the Racial Wealth Gap?Citylab (March 21, 2019).
  34. Ibid.
  35. See Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Hachette, 2016).
  36. Ongoing conversation with Hopedale Unitarian Church regarding their history of minstrel shows for fundraising; Tony Lorenzen, “Unitarian Minstrel Shows,” Sunflower Chalice (February 15, 2019).
  37. Mark Morrison-Reed, “The Empowerment Controversy,” UU World (Winter 2011).
  38. See Pew Research Center, “Demographic Trends and Economic Well-Being” (June 27, 2018), Black Concerns Working Group, “We Have No Problem…. Again”(Unitarian Universalist Association, 1989).