• The UUA sponsored WaterFire Providence, a public art festival, as an opportunity to reach out in love, June 28.
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    WaterFire, and a wedding, cap off Saturday GA celebrations

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

    Tens of thousands of people joined in with Unitarians Universalists at the dramatic WaterFire event on Saturday night in downtown Providence, R.I., the public witness event at this year’s General Assembly. As night fell, Unitarian Universalists in their bright yellow Standing on the Side of Love t-shirts were easy to spot in the enormous crowds […]

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    Sister Simone Campbell to UUs: Walk towards trouble

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

    Sister Simone Campbell wants UUs to “walk towards trouble.” The national coordinator of NETWORK (a National Catholic Social Change Lobby) well-known for her advocacy work on issues of peace-building, immigration reform, healthcare, and economic justice, as well as her Nuns on the Bus tour, presented the 2014 General Assembly Ware Lecture Saturday evening at the […]

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  • General Session VI Debate and vote on Divestment. Cindy Davidson, board member of UU Ministry for Earth © Nancy Pierce/UUA.

    UUA divests from fossil fuels

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

    On Saturday afternoon General Assembly delegates overwhelmingly approved divesting the Unitarian Universalist Association of most of its investments in companies that produce or process fossil fuels, including oil, natural gas, and coal. The vote was held after the required 30 minutes of debate, during which speakers were divided nearly evenly among supporters and opponents. Opponents […]

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  • President Peter Morales rappels down Convention Center

    UUs rappel down convention center at GA

    Friday, June 27, 2014

    Would you hurl yourself off a downtown high-rise for the Unitarian Universalist Association? Eighty UUs did just that on Friday, raising over $500,000 by overcoming any fear of heights to rappel 110 feet down the side of the Rhode Island Convention Center in the “Brave Souls” fundraiser, one of the most widely anticipated events of […]

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On banks of Ohio River, UUs rally for clean energy

Watch Unitarian Universalists rally for clean energy by UU World on Vimeo. Two thousand Unitarian Universalists went down to the river to pray Thursday night, gathering on a plaza above the Ohio River to rally for clean power and against the environmental injustices caused by coal mining, fracking, and mountaintop removal. UUs marched from the […]

Bill Hamilton-Holway and Kay Montgomery

UUMA gives honorary membership to Kay Montgomery

The Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association bestowed an honorary membership on retiring UUA Executive Vice President Kay Montgomery at its annual business meeting Wednesday, June 19. The UUMA recognized Montgomery for her 30 years of service to the UUA, including 28 years as executive vice president to four UUA presidents. The Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz, […]


Early media coverage of 2013 General Assembly

Media coverage of General Assembly has been light so far this year. Thursday night’s environmental witness event garnered the most attention, beginning some weeks ago with “If not us, then who? If not now, then when?”: Organizing the Largest Environmental Rally in Kentucky History, (The Courier-Journal, April 30). WFPL News, an NPR affiliate, featured Environmental […]

Tim Darst, Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light

Video: Environmental justice bus tour

Environmental justice tour kicks off 2013 UUA General Assembly from UU World on Vimeo.

Peter Morales

‘Unitarian Universalism well situated for challenging times’

UUA President Peter Morales gave his annual report to the General Assembly Thursday morning. He described his own life journey, moving from being a college student to a career in newspapers and then his entry into ministry. “The things that informed me, the experiences that I think are precious, all involved taking risks,” he said. […]

Board of Trustees

Trustees meet for last time as 25-member board

At its two-day meeting preceding the start of the General Assembly in Louisville, Ky., the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees said farewell to more than two-thirds of its members, including Moderator Gini Courter, who concludes ten years as moderator at the end of GA. When the board reconvenes on Monday, June 24, a new […]


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