• 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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AIW passes urging end to corporate personhood

Unitarian Universalists should join efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn the Citizens United U.S. Supreme Court decision to eliminate corporate personhood. That’s according to an Action of Immediate Witness (AIW) passed by delegates to the 2013 General Assembly in Louisville, Ky., Sunday afternoon. The AIW is called “Amend the Constitution: Corporations are not […]

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Sunday worship: Our covenant with all being

Sunday morning’s General Assembly worship service took several thousand Unitarian Universalists and local visitors on an emotional tour to the farthest reaches of the universe and back. The Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz, president of the UU Service Committee, preached a stirring sermon about our covenant with creation. “I have never become reconciled to . […]

Judith Frediani presented the Rev. Dr. Linda Olson Peebles with an award recognizing her contributions to religious education on Saturday. Frediani was honored in turn for leading the Tapestry of Faith program during Sunday morning's plenary. © 2013 Nancy Pierce/UUA

GA celebrates completion of ‘Tapestry of Faith’

The General Assembly on Sunday thanked Judith Frediani for her work leading the UUA’s religious education staff in developing the comprehensive curriculum Tapestry of Faith. The Rev. Terry Sweetser, vice president for Stewardship and Development, and Executive Vice President Kay Montgomery praised Frediani’s vision and leadership. Sweetser thanked donors who had contributed to the development […]

Learning from Meadville Lombard’s move

Learning from Meadville Lombard’s move from UU World on Vimeo. Former UUA Moderator Denny Davidoff and Madeleine Robins, director of Development and Communications at Meadville Lombard Theological School, talk about some of the ways Meadville Lombard’s move to a modern new headquarters has lessons for the UUA’s move out of its Beacon Hill properties.


Delegates adopt amendments to elections bylaws

GA delegates voted overwhelmingly and without debate Sunday morning to approve a series of bylaw and rule amendments pertaining to UUA elections and appointments. The amendments clarify when special elections must be held to fill vacancies, change the procedure for determining the winner of certain elections when three or more candidates are on the ballot […]

Texts of today’s draft Actions of Immediate Witness

The draft Actions of Immediate Witness that delegates will consider in this afternoon’s plenary session are available in today’s CSW Alert! (PDF).


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