This is not good news. Makes you wonder what kind of editorial review process there was, but at least there’s a promised investigation after the fact. And how much did this cost; what else was not (and will not be) funded because of the error?
The first graf from the UUWorld story by Jane Greer:
Sales and distribution of Las Voces del Camino (Voices on the Journey), a new Unitarian Universalist hymnal in Spanish, have been halted according to an August 18 email announcement from UUA President Peter Morales. Morales said that the book, created as an accompaniment to the UU hymnal Singing the Living Tradition, contained â€œa large number of serious errors.â€ He promised that the creation of a new edition would be â€œa top priority.â€
good point – with the budget of the UUA, wherever one spends (or wastes) money, this means that another project gets no money.
I now have an image in my mind of Peter Morales in his office flicking through the hymnbook and finding loads of mistakes, and saying “hang on, has a Spanish-speaking person checked this? Stop the presses!”