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David Eaton Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to women from an historically marginalized group who share the same vision as David Eaton.

David Pohl Scholarship

Supports the intellectual, spiritual, and professional development of individuals preparing for Unitarian Universalist ministry.

DE (District Executive)

A staff person co-employed by a Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) district and the UUA to support that district's growth and vitality, mentor congregations, and oversee the administration of district business.

Death Penalty, Unitarian Universalists for Alternatives to the (UUADP)

A social action group, seeking to give witness to the six Unitarian Universalist Association resolutions calling for an end to capital punishment.

Delegates, General Assembly

General Assembly is the annual business meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. Delegates from member congregations and from Associate Member Organizations, meet in business sessions and make policy for carrying out the purposes of the Association and controlling its affairs.

Demographic Research and Information

Congregations can use demographic information to help them successfully plan their congregation's growth and outreach efforts.

Denominational Affairs

UUA Relations: Being a Member Congregation includes information about how congregations unite in the Association to provide services that individual congregations cannot provide for themselves.

Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography (DUUB)

A public web resource that contains hundreds of concise biographies of Unitarian and Universalist leaders and celebrated individuals whose religion was Unitarian, Universalist, or Unitarian Universalist.

Director of Religious Education (DRE)

An individual employed by a local congregation to run its religious education program. The Religious Education Credentialing Program works to strengthen Unitarian Universalist religious education through the continued development and professionalization of lay religious educators, and to provide a clear and effective system for standards and recognition of these achievements.

Directory of Unitarian Universalists

Search for or browse congregations, professional religious leaders, Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) officers, trustees, and committee members, UUA staff, or related organizations.

Disability & Accessibility

Resources useful to you in your congregation’s work to create a welcoming and inclusive faith community for people with disabilities.

DiSciullo Award for Young Adult and Campus Ministry

This award was established in 1995 to recognize the importance of ministry to young adults (ages 18-35) and to honor people who have contributed to its advancement.

Distinguished Service to the Cause of UUism, Award for

Recipients of this award have, over a considerable period of time, strengthened the institutions of our Unitarian Universalist denomination or clarified our message in an extraordinary way. They have exemplified what Unitarian Universalism (UUism) stands for.

District Executive (DE)

A staff person co-employed by a Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) district and the UUA to support that district's growth and vitality, mentor congregations, and oversee the administration of district business.

District Presidents Association (DPA)

The DPA exists to be the voice and the ears for Unitarian Universalist district boards with the Unitarian Universalist Association staff, as well as for education and support of district leadership.

District Youth Steering Committee

The name of some districts' youth governing committees. See also Youth Adult Committee (YAC).

Districts

There are nineteen Districts of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in North America. The mission of the UUA Districts is to serve as a local resource for congregations and to help extend Unitarian Universalist influence in the larger community.

Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM)

DRUUMM was organized in 1998 by religious professionals of color (Ministers, Directors of Religious Education, Unitarian Universalist Association Staff), and has grown to be inclusive of all People of Color who share in the vision of DRUUMM and seek to build a meaningful anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural community.

Diversity of Ministry Initiative

A program that provides extensive support from Unitarian Universalist Association staff to specific congregations that commit to doing intentional work around anti-racism and multiculturalism in order to pave the way for successful, long-term settlements for ministers of color.

DPA (District Presidents Association)

The DPA exists to be the voice and the ears for Unitarian Universalist district boards with the Unitarian Universalist Association staff, as well as for education and support of district leadership.

DRE (Director of Religious Education)

An individual employed by a local congregation to run its religious education program. The Religious Education Credentialing Program works to strengthen Unitarian Universalist religious education through the continued development and professionalization of lay religious educators, and to provide a clear and effective system for standards and recognition of these achievements.

Drug Policy Reform, Unitarian Universalists for (UUDPR)

A continental coalition of Unitarian Universalists leading the denomination's efforts to develop and promote more just and compassionate drug policies, advocating that drug use should be a health issue, not a crime.

DRUUMM (Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries)

DRUUMM was organized in 1998 by religious professionals of color (Ministers, Directors of Religious Education, Unitarian Universalist Association Staff), and has grown to be inclusive of all People of Color who share in the vision of DRUUMM and seek to build a meaningful anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural community.

DUUB (Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography)

A public web resource that contains hundreds of concise biographies of Unitarian and Universalist leaders and celebrated individuals whose religion was Unitarian, Universalist, or Unitarian Universalist.

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Last updated on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

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