GA delegates voted Saturday afternoon on changes to Article II—the Principles and Purposes––of the UUA bylaws. Delegates authorized changing Section C-2.3, the paragraph titled “Non-discrimination.” The change deletes that paragraph, replacing it with a paragraph titled “Inclusion.” The new language is as follows: We strive to be an association of congregations that truly welcome all […]
GA delegates voted Saturday afternoon to approve a series of bylaw changes to include language to support voting by secure, electronic ballots in UUA elections. The changes were to Section 9.10 (Conduct of Elections at Large), Rule G-9.13.4 (Absentee Ballots), and Rule G-9.13.5 (Balloting at General Assembly).
Delegates narrowed down the six proposed Actions of Immediate Witness to three, and voted them onto Sunday’s agenda. The UUA’s bylaws only allow a General Assembly to adopt up to three AIWs, which the Commission on Social Witness introduced in this order: AIW C: “Support the Proposed 28th ‘We the People’ Amendment to the Constitution: […]
In the first year of a two-year process, delegates approved changes to the UUA’s “C” bylaws that introduce a new intermediary structure between congregations, districts, and the Association. The current bylaws define geographic districts, but several districts have started working together as multi-district regions. Delegates voted to amend four parts of the C bylaws to […]
The Rev. Mel Hoover received the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the Unitarian Universalist Association, recognizing his work in anti-racism, anti-oppression, community building, gender equality, and environmental justice, and his role in shaping the path of faithful justice-making in the UUA. In presenting the award, UUA Board member Lew Phinney, said: “When the biblical writer […]
The Synergy program celebrates and affirms the transition from youth to young adulthood. Here is a selection of photos from the service. You can also watch video of the service: Video streaming by Ustream At UUA.org: Synergy: Building a Bridge to the Future, General Assembly 2013