• The UUA sponsored WaterFire Providence, a public art festival, as an opportunity to reach out in love, June 28.
© Nancy Pierce/UUA.

    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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General Assembly opens in Louisville

The 52nd annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association got off to a rolicking start Wednesday night in Louisville, Kentucky, with the help of Kentucky’s poet laureate, a collection of down home musicians playing instruments that included a banjo and an accordion, and an introduction to “covenant,” the theme for this year’s meeting. The […]

Congregation president Penny Davis. © 2013 Nancy Pierce/UUA

UUA welcomes one new congregation at 2013 GA

During Wednesday evening’s General Assembly opening plenary session, the Unitarian Universalist Association welcomed a new member congregation, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cookeville, Tennessee. This brings the total number of member congregations to 1,024.

Members of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association Guidelines Committee drafted new language that forbids all sexual relationships between ministers and congregants.
(Christopher L. Walton)

New rules approved for ministers’ relationships

UU Ministers Association sets new sexual ethics policy from UU World on Vimeo. At its annual business meeting prior to the opening of the 2013 General Assembly, the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA) voted to pass a new rule prohibiting sexual contact between ministers and congregants. The rule says: “I will not engage in sexual […]

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Follow 2013 General Assembly with UU World

Members and delegates from Unitarian Universalist congregations across the country gather this week in Louisville, Ky., for the 52nd General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association. UU World will provide extensive daily coverage of the UUA’s annual convention and business assembly June 19–23 as well as meetings of the UUA Board of Trustees on June 18, 19, […]

Justice General Assembly banners in Phoenix (©Nancy Pierce)

Guide to 2012 General Assembly coverage

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 […]

Vigil outside 'Tent City' jail, June 23, 2012 (©Nancy Pierce)

2012 General Assembly news summary

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 […]


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