During plenary on the afternoon of Friday, June 21, delegates are meeting in small groups to discuss three questions about General Assembly, and members of each group are posting their responses using Twitter:
1. If you could not attend General Assembly, describe the person from your congregation who ought to attend. Why?
2. What do you love best about General Assembly?
3. For the future of our faith, what is the one thing General Assembly should stop doing?
A small group of General Assembly delegates met Friday afternoon to discuss a proposed change to bylaw section C-3.1 on Member Congregations. Nathan Hollister, a member of the Southeast District board, the group that initially brought the proposed amendment to General Assembly, started the miniassembly off by announcing that the board had since decided that […]
Delegates to the 2013 General Assembly adopted overwhelmingly a Statement of Conscience regarding “Immigration as a Moral Issue” Friday morning. The statement, introduced to the delegates by Susan Goekler, chair of the Commission on Social Witness (CSW), has been several years in the making. In 2010, delegates voted that Immigration as a Moral Issue should […]
The UUA’s Commission on Appraisal presented a new report to the General Assembly on Friday. The report, “Who’s in Charge Here?” investigated “the complex relationship between ministry and authority,” commission member the Rev. Erika Baron told the GA. She said the study asked questions such as the following: “’How do professional clergy or lay people […]
The Rev. Jeanne Pupke, chair of the UUA Finance Committee, invited delegates to imagine a 12-foot ladder behind her as she spoke in Friday morning’s plenary about the UUA budget and the UUA’s purchase of a new headquarters. “We have heard about rising sea levels,” she said, “and we’re moving [the UUA headquarters] to the […]
A growing topic of conversation among UU congregations is: How can the way we invest our money help combat global climate change? More than 50 delegates and other General Assembly attendees gathered Thursday afternoon to hear a four-person panel discuss how climate change is affecting socially responsible investing and how the Unitarian Universalist Association is […]