Resignations accompany planning for 2012 GA
Michelle Deakin reports today that the UUA Board of Trustees, the General Assembly Planning Committee, the board-appointed GA 2012 Accountability Group, and the UUA administration continue trying to clarify how next year’s “Justice General Assembly” in Phoenix will be planned. The chair and vice-chair of the General Assembly Planning Committee resigned at the conclusion of the 2011 GA; former chair Lynda Shannon wrote to the board, “I, personally, cannot continue to lead in the planning of the GA 2012 in this environment of board interference with the work of the GAPC.”
Moderator Gini Courter, who chairs the Board of Trustees, responded to criticism on a UUA email list: “Unitarian Universalist congregations are going to Phoenix for a Justice GA in 2012. On our borders human[s] are being treated inhumanely. People are dying. Children are dying. Families are being torn apart. We go to Phoenix because we believe that [we] may be able to help end this tragedy. Therefore, we should choose very carefully the issues that we allow to distract us from that purpose. We have an entire future where we can argue about governance, starting in July 2012.”
Read more at “Resignations raise flags around planning for Justice GA” (July 11, 2011).