Approved: Request for covenant of ‘right relationship’

Jody Malloy, a delegate from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County in Media, Pa., offered a responsive resolution in response to the Moderator’s Report. The responsive resolution called on the Board of Trustees to “investigate how we might develop a Covenant of Right Relationships for all of our work together, and report back to this General Assembly next year.” It also asked the board and/or UUA staff to “provide opportunities to learn the skill of compassionate witness so that when one of us forgoes the covenant, we have the skill to a lovingly call that person to account and invite them back into covenant, so that we may all share in the ministry of creating our beloved community.”

Malloy told the assembly that the much of the conversation on the UUA’s General Assembly email discussion list about holding a General Assembly in Arizona had been painful to read. “If I had been someone considering coming to GA for the first time, I would not have come,” she said. “We are called to be in right relation with each other” even when we are not at GA.

Delegates approved the motion.

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