Final texts: 2011 Actions of Immediate Witness

Friday, July 22, 2011

The three Actions of Immediate Witness adopted by the 2011 General Assembly were published on the UUA website two weeks ago, but I forgot to provide direct links…

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Resignations accompany planning for 2012 GA

Monday, July 11, 2011

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…

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Off-site delegate test hailed as a success

Monday, July 11, 2011

Don Skinner reports that the off-site delegate experiment at this year’s General Assembly, which allowed 49 delegates to participate in all plenary business remotely, was a technical and…

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UU World’s business summary of 2011 General Assembly

Monday, July 11, 2011

For a comprehensive summary of business conducted at the UUA’s 2011 General Assembly, see Michelle Deakin’s UU World article, “Delegates approve ethical eating and a smaller board” (July…

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Final text: Responsive resolution celebrating N.Y. gay marriage law

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Here is the final text of a responsive resolution delegates approved at the 2011 General Assembly celebrating the passage of marriage equality legislation in New York State (PDF;…

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Final text: Resolution calling for Ariz. ‘action ministry’ for young UUs

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Here is the final text of a responsive resolution passed by the 2011 General Assembly calling for the creation of an “Arizona Youth and Young Adult action ministry”…

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Final text: Responsive resolution urging UUs to learn Spanish

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Here is the text of a responsive resolution adopted by the 2011 General Assembly calling on members of congregations and religious professionals to learn Spanish (PDF; 1 page)…

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Final text: ‘Ethical Eating’ Statement of Conscience

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Here is the final text of the Statement of Conscience approved by the 2011 General Assembly, “Ethical Eating: Food & Environmental Justice” (PDF; 2 pages). The statement will…

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GA Sunday: AIWs survive, offsite voting approved

Monday, June 27, 2011

On the last full day of the 2011 UUA General Assembly, the Sunday morning worship service was followed by six hours of plenary business and a closing ceremony. (See UU…

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Closing ceremony: Our history of justice-seeking continues

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Their business done, the closing ceremony’s benediction said, and with the band’s rousing postlude propelling them, a throng of Unitarian Universalists strutted exuberantly out of the huge plenary…

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Moderator’s report: ‘All of us working together’

Sunday, June 26, 2011

“We have a very clear vision of Unitarian Universalism,” said UUA Moderator Gini Courter, “and it comes up from the people.” Courter was delivering her eighth report as…

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Responsive resolutions approved at GA 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

[Corrected 7.6.11:] As a final act, GA delegates approved three responsive resolutions at the close of the Sunday afternoon business session and reaffirmed a responsive resolution approved last…

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Behind the magic curtain! Meet the team behind GA video

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Behind the magic curtain! from UU World on Vimeo. This General Assembly I’ve had the pleasure of working with UU World and other UUA staff, and some of…

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Delegates vote to eliminate AIWs at 2012 Justice GA

Sunday, June 26, 2011

After impassioned debate on the future of Actions of Immediate Witness at Unitarian Universalist Association General Assemblies, delegates overwhelmingly voted in favor of a bylaw amendment that would…

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‘Going Green’ celebrated at GA

Sunday, June 26, 2011

At General Assembly a year ago in Minneapolis a business resolution was passed that called on the member congregations of the UUA to make a special effort in…

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Final GA report shows 4,082 attending

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The final credentials report from this General Assembly, delivered Sunday by UUA Board of Trustees Secretary Tom Loughrey, shows that 4,082 people are attending this week. Of those,…

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Addictions ministry: Resources for congregations to aid recovery

Sunday, June 26, 2011

UUA Addiction Ministry Team from UU World on Vimeo. You may have heard about The Addiction Ministry Handbook published by Skinner House books, but did you know the…

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Commission on Appraisal continues study of ministry and authority

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Rev. Barbara Child, chair of the Commission on Appraisal, reported to the Sunday morning Plenary session for the Commission. “Unitarian Universalists far and wide have expressed excitement…

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Remote voting approved by General Assembly

Sunday, June 26, 2011

It’s official. Delegates to General Assembly no longer have to all be at GA in order to participate in the UUA’s annual gathering. In a vote Sunday afternoon…

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Growth tips from Vero Beach

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Growth Tips from Vero Beach, Fla. from UU World on Vimeo. It was hard to miss the team from the Vero Beach, Fla., congregation in their bright pink…

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