GA Saturday: Reports, amendments, and Phoenix rises
On Saturday, delegates got busy at the 2011 General Assembly, passing several bylaw amendments and hearing reports from the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees, president, and financial advisor. It was also a day of workshops, song, and worship—and imagining what the 2012 Justice GA in Phoenix will look like.
Here’s a quick guide to UU World’s coverage of Saturday’s events.
Delegates also overwhelmingly approved an amendment that modifies the conditions for appointment to the Ministerial Fellowship Committee. And delegates recognized the new name of the Thomas Jefferson District, now known as the Southeast District.
The report of the Unitarian Universalist-United Nations Office was presented by its executive director, Bruce F. Knotts.
A good part of Saturday afternoon’s plenary was devoted to a discussion about what General Assembly 2012 in Phoenix might be like.
Ministers discussed the risks and opportunities of using social media.
Dan Harper had coffee with the Rev. Scott Wells to discuss social media and its cultural challenges and talked with Dr. Mark A. Hicks, the Angus MacLean Professor of Religious Education at Meadville Lombard Theological School, about faith formation in a multicultural world.
Peter Bowden is filing video reports for UU World. He spoke to John Hawkins, UUA trustee from the Metropolitan New York District, about UUA leadership opportunities and the UUA’s “Rainbow Board” initiative.
The UUA website, meanwhile, offers on-demand video of plenaries and major events, as well as scripts, transcripts, and workshop materials from other events.