• 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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Fossil fuel divestment passes first test

The hottest topic at General Assembly––whether the UUA should divest itself of investments in major producers and processors of fossil fuel, and invest in clean energy technologies––sailed through a miniassembly Friday evening without amendments, clearing the way for it to be voted on by the full delegate body Saturday afternoon. The divestment resolution had been […]

President Peter Morales rappels down Convention Center

UUs rappel down convention center at GA

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 […]

The Rev. Sarah Stewart, Finance Committee chair

Friday: Apology for misconduct; board discusses deficit

Highlights of Friday morning’s General Session include a video of the UUA staff’s move this spring to a new headquarters, a report and official apology concerning the UUA’s handling of complaints about clergy misconduct, and the Board of Trustee’s statement about a year-end $1.35 million deficit in the UUA budget.

Presidential Search Committee takes a spin in public

The UUA’s new Presidential Search Committee is getting a once-over from GA participants this week. The committee, which was authorized by GA delegates in 2010 but only began its work last fall, is charged with coming up with two or more names of people who will run for the office of UUA president when that […]

UUA General Assembly  2014 - Opening, banner parade, worship

GA 2014 opens with tribute to Pete Seeger

With the colorful congregational banner parade led by Officer Tony Lepore, the famous dancing traffic cop of Providence, R.I., the 53rd General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association kicked off Wednesday night to a joyous crowd of several thousand at the Rhode Island Convention Center. With a musical tribute by Emma’s Revolution to beloved UU, […]

UUA General Assembly  2014 - Opening, banner parade, worship

53rd General Assembly is underway

People are sharing their experience of the UUA’s 53rd General Assembly through social media. Here are selected tweets and photos from the Opening Celebration in Providence, R.I.

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