Two years ago, UUA President Peter Morales linked arms in the streets of Phoenix with other opponents of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, to oppose implementation of the legislation. Many, including Morales and the Rev. Susan Frederick Gray, were arrested during the protest, a show of solidarity with against hatred directed at the migrant, indigenous, [...]
Many people at General Assembly might not have known much about the Doctrine of Discovery, but that all changed at the opening plenary Wednesday night. The doctrine is the premise that European Christian explorers who “discovered” other lands had the authority to claim those lands and subdue, even enslave, peoples of those lands simply because [...]
At its June 19 meeting in Phoenix, the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Board of Trustees sent back a Monitoring Report by the UUA administration and asked the administration to describe the metrics it uses to measure its compliance with board policies. “We treat monitoring as an opportunity for continuous improvement and learning,” said Donna Harrison, trustee [...]
At Wednesday night’s opening plenary session, the UUA’s General Assembly welcomed three new member congregations: the UU Congregation of Petoskey, Mich.; the UU Community of Cambria, Calif.; and Brockport UU Fellowship in Brockport, N.Y. The total number of UUA member congregations grew from 1,046 in 2011 to 1,054 in 2012.
About 100 General Assembly participants gathered Wednesday afternoon for a three-hour public witness training session at the Phoenix Convention Center. The group included a diverse mix from across the country, including youth, young adults from the SALT (Spiritual Activist Leadership Training) group, and the District Presidents Association. Wednesday’s session was designed to train the group [...]
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