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 at the time. Here are the social witness resolutions by petition that delegates approved in Charlotte: Protest Representative Peter King’s Hearings on “Muslim Radicalization” (blog coverage) Support [...]
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 [...]
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 social success. In a survey of the off-site participants, more than 90 percent rated their overall experience as “excellent” or “good.” Twenty-eight percent said they actually participated in [...]
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 4, 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; 1 page). The resolution was introduced by the Rev. Dr. Michael Tino and the two UUA trustees who represent districts with congregations in New York State. Full [...]
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” (PDF; 1 page) to prepare young Unitarian Universalists to participate in the 2012 “Justice General Assembly” in Phoenix. The resolution was introduced by Rob Smith of Valley UU Church [...]
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) as part of their commitment to a multicultural Unitarian Universalism. The responsive resolution was introduced by the Rev. Orlanda Brugnola. Full text below.
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 be published on the UUA website’s searchable resolutions page, where you can also browse earlier resolutions. Full text below.
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 World‘s previous daily summaries—Thursday, Friday, Saturday—for quick guides to this year’s GA, or see the complete guide to our coverage.) Here’s what we covered on Sunday:
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 hall to head home. After the General Assembly choir had processed down four of the wide hall’s nine aisles, Kellie Walker, the General Assembly music director, led [...]