At the plenary session Friday morning, some of the people charged with planning this Justice GA described what that experience was like. In the beginning the question was “To go or not to go,” recalled Jackie Shanti, a UUA board member who described the debate at GA 2010 in Minneapolis whether to boycott Arizona. “There [...]
Jim Key and Tamara Payne-Alex, the two candidates for moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association, presented their qualifications for the post at a Candidate’s Forum Friday morning. UUA President Peter Morales also spoke at the event, although he is running unopposed for reelection as UUA president. Both the moderator and president elections will be held [...]
Seri Sandoval and Lewis Morris, delegates from Jefferson UU Church in Fort Worth, Texas, tell Peter Bowden why they’re so excited to be at the Justice General Assembly in Phoenix.
“Welcome, dreamers,” said the Rev. Meg Riley, senior minister of the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF). “Welcome, sojourners of the spirit.” She was speaking to about 200 people who had gathered in a room at the Phoenix Convention Center. CLF has some 3,500 members spread all around the world, and the usual weekly worship [...]
UUA Secretary Tom Loughrey, trustee from the Pacific Southwest District, reported in Friday morning’s plenary that 3,590 people have registered for the 2012 Justice General Assembly in Phoenix. The 1,644 delegates at GA this year include 1,314 congregational delegates, 310 ministerial delegates, 14 delegates with minister emeritus/a status, three delegates with Masters-level director of religious [...]
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced on Thursday, June 21, that the county jails would be closed to public visitors on Saturday because of a public witness event the Unitarian Universalist Association has planned for that evening with Puente Arizona outside the Durango Road “Tent City” jail.