In an exultant worship service Saturday night honoring ordained ministers and other religious professionals at the 2013 UUA General Assembly, the Rev. Vanessa Southern invited Unitarian Universalists and their leaders to dive into change. She described her fears when a friend gave her scuba diving lessons as a birthday gift one year. Wearing an oxygen […]
Jim Key, UUA Moderator from UU World on Vimeo. In a narrowly won contest, Jim Key of Beaufort, S.C., became the new moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association by a margin of 40 votes. In Saturday’s election, 945 delegates, or 51.1 percent, cast their votes for Key, according to the official count provided by UUA […]
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 […]