Unitarian Universalist Association President Peter Morales said he was “saddened and appalled” by what he observed inside the Tent City jails, an outdoor jail complex maintained by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio led Morales on a tour of a women’s and a men’s jail Saturday evening. He was accompanied by the Rev. Geoffrey A. [...]
Below are direct links to UU World‘s reports on the 2012 Justice General Assembly in Phoenix, Ariz. Visit our General Assembly blog for the latest reports. For live video of major events, on-demand video, and transcripts, visit UUA.org’s General Assembly 2012 page. Reports are organized here by the date of the event, even if we [...]
Unitarian Universalists gathered in Phoenix, Ariz., for five days of worship, public witness, and education June 20–24, 2012, at the Unitarian Universalist Association’s “Justice General Assembly.” The 1,723 delegates, representing 530 congregations, didn’t get much practice raising their voting cards this year, as there was limited denominational business. They chose to make reproductive rights the [...]
The 2012 Justice General Assembly drew 3,714 people, according to UUA Secretary Tom Loughrey’s final credentials report in the closing plenary on June 24. The total included 1,359 congregational delegates from 530 congregations in all fifty U.S. states and the District of Columbia, 333 ministerial delegates, and 3 certified religious educators with delegate status. (Three [...]
After the Sunday morning worship service on the final day of the 2012 “Justice General Assembly,” UUA President Peter Morales told UU World that the Arizona GA had exceeded his expectations.
Three leaders of the United Church of Christ—a liberal Protestant denomination with 5,600 congregations and 1.2 million members—attended the UUA’s 2012 Justice General Assembly in Phoenix. The Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, the UCC’s general minister and president, toured the Maricopa County “Tent City” jail with UUA President Peter Morales and other ministers on June 23; [...]
UU World talked to the youth group of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka in Wayzata, Minn., who traveled to Phoenix as part of a 15-day pilgrimage. The teens, their minister, and the adults who traveled with them talk about the impact of the candlelight vigil at the “Tent City” jail and about the experience of [...]