BLUU (doing business as Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism) is committed to expanding the power and capacity of Black UUs within Unitarian Universalism; providing support, information, and resources for Black Unitarian Universalists; and justice-making and liberation for Black people through our faith.
BLUU was founded in 2015 at the Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland, Ohio. In the years since, BLUU has transformed from a small, informal gathering of Black UUs into an impactful 501(c)(3) which was established in 2019. Since then, we have been providing programming for Black UUs through worship, other community gatherings and youth ministry and many justice oriented activities and initiatives. From supporting Water Protectors at Standing Rock to the protesting child separations at the Southern US border to rallying support at Women's March against rising fascism to launching our Housing Cooperative Initiative to create 17 new units of cooperative housing for Black and Indigenous single parents BLUU is committed to our Black and collective liberation.
BLUU harnesses love's power to combat oppression and foster healing as a spiritual and political imperative. We know the power of love to be life-changing, inclusive, relational, uncomfortable, unconditional and without end.