UUA General Assembly surpasses its green goals

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A report from the Minneapolis Convention Center—the site of this summer’s UUA General Assembly—highlights GA’s successful environmental initiatives. No waste from the five-day convention ended up in landfills,…

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Final texts of GA resolutions now available

Monday, July 12, 2010

Here are the final texts of the Actions of Immediate Witness, business resolutions, and responsive resolutions adopted by the UUA’s 2010 General Assembly. Actions of Immediate Witness Clean…

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Al Franken: ‘You are my favorite kind of church’

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Senator Al Franken stopped by the UUA General Assembly in Minneapolis on Sunday. The UUA has published video of his address to YouTube in two parts:

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Texts of proposed responsive resolutions

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Here are the texts of the four responsive resolutions introduced during the final plenary session at the UUA’s 2010 General Assembly. These are unofficial versions, as presented to…

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Passed: Youth Caucus vision of 2012 General Assembly

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

In the scramble to wrap up our coverage of the 2010 General Assembly, UU World published reports on three of the four proposed Responsive Resolutions presented during Sunday…

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Board meeting: Significant changes ahead for GA resolutions

Monday, June 28, 2010

The UUA board held its traditional post-General Assembly meeting on Monday morning, June 28. They conducted an informal evaluation of the board’s General Assembly workshops; discussed the possibility…

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UU Humanists elect new president, hold day-long conference

Monday, June 28, 2010

On Saturday, more than 100 members and friends of the HUUmanist Association “came home” to the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, the congregation where John Dietrich became known…

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49th General Assembly comes to an end

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Five days of workshops, business sessions, and worship ended with a grand flourish Sunday night with the closing ceremony for General Assembly 2010. It was a musical night….

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Rejected: Call for social witness process review

Sunday, June 27, 2010

During the final plenary Sunday afternoon, delegates rejected a proposed responsive resolution that would have called on the Board of Trustees to to appoint a task force to…

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Courter: ‘The work is just beginning’

Sunday, June 27, 2010

UUA Moderator Gini Courter, in her annual report Sunday evening, reflected on how what could have been a painful debate on boycotting Arizona turned into a commitment that…

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Approved: Request for covenant of ‘right relationship’

Sunday, June 27, 2010

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…

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Responsive resolution for ENDA passes

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Allison Woolbert,  a member of the UU Congregation of Princeton, N.J., proposed a responsive resolution asking for support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill now in Congress…

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Approved: Youth and young adult responsive resolution

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Luke Lamar, a member of the UU Church of Brunswick, Maine, presented a responsive resolution asking UUs and UU congregations to focus on the development of youth and…

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Message of sorrow for Transylvanian Unitarians

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Rev. Eric Cherry, director of international resources for the UUA, issued the following statement on Sunday in response to the news this morning of the murder-suicide of…

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Film: Rep. Keith Ellison’s address to General Assembly

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The UUA has posted the speech Rep. Keith Ellison delivered to the General Assembly during Plenary 4 on Saturday.

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AIW to end the blockade of Gaza fails

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Action of Immediate Witness to end the blockade of Gaza and growth of Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory failed to achieve the needed majority to pass. Debate…

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Few respond to 2009 responsive resolution

Sunday, June 27, 2010

UUA Secretary Tom Loughrey reported on the progress made on the responsive resolution on power, privilege, and oppression passed at the 2009 GA in Salt Lake City. The…

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AIW fails: End the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Sunday, June 27, 2010

In a close vote, AIW 6, “End the U.S. War in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” fell short of the two-thirds vote needed for approval. The sponsor of the resolution,…

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Live from General Assembly . . . Al Franken

Sunday, June 27, 2010

General Assembly was visited by several Minnesota elected officials this week, including Secretary of State Mark Ritchie (a Unitarian Universalist) and U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison. A third official…

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A moment of levity

Sunday, June 27, 2010

UUA Moderator Gini Courter blesses the UU World team covering the 2010 General Assembly (from left): Editor Chris Walton, senior editors Don Skinner and Jane Greer, managing editor…

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