Interweave Continental Records
Span Dates: 2012-2015
Volume: 57 items
These unprocessed documents include by-laws, board meeting minutes, outreach materials, and the Interweave Connect newsletter.
Unitarian Universalist Gay Caucus, founded by Richard Nash and Elgin Blair in 1971, was a grassroots support network for sexual minority lay people and clergy in the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).
It advocated successfully for a UUA “Office of Gay Affairs” (now the Office of LGBTQ Ministries) in 1973 and for the Office’s funding in 1975.
Interweave held its first Convocation in 1983, with workshops and speakers chosen to raise awareness of gay and lesbian issues.
In 1993 it adopted the name “Interweave Continental: Unitarian Universalists for Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Concerns” and merged with the UU Bisexual Network to emphasize commitment to inclusion for all identity groups and to encourage individual and chapter memberships.
In 1999 we became the first UUA Affiliate Organization to begin the Journey Toward Wholeness anti-racism process.
Interweave became a stakeholder in the Consultation on Ministry to and with Youth in 2006, and we continue to work with youth and young adults to improve services to and connection with younger generations.
Interweave promotes interfaith dialogue through participation in the National Religious Leadership Roundtable, Equal Partners in Faith, and other multi-faith organizations.
Sometimes an individual church's Welcoming Congregation Committee evolves into an Interweave Chapter. Each chapter requests financial and advocacy support from the fellowship with which it is connected.
There is not an online finding aid at this time.
This collection is located in the archives at Wiggin Library, Meadville Lombard Theological School, 180 N Wabash Ave., Suite 625, Chicago, IL 60601.
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