Delegates pick reproductive justice as next CSAI

The Rev. Rob Keithan spoke in support of a "reproductive rights" CSAI (©Nancy Pierce)

  The 2012 General Assembly chose a new four-year Congregational Study/Action Issue at Saturday’s plenary. For 2012–2016, congregations and the UUA will focus on “Reproductive Justice: Expanding Our Social Justice Calling.” During Friday morning’s plenary, delegates heard from advocates of five proposed Congregational Study/Action Issues for 2012–2016 and cast paper ballots for the proposal they […]

Final texts of GA resolutions now available

Here are the final texts of the Actions of Immediate Witness, business resolutions, and responsive resolutions adopted by the UUA’s 2010 General Assembly. Actions of Immediate Witness Clean Up the Clean Energy Bill Gulf Coast Environmental and Economic Justice 2010 Oppose Anti-Immigrant Measures at the State Level (Arizona Law SB 1070 and the Like) and […]

Texts of proposed responsive resolutions

Here are the texts of the four responsive resolutions introduced during the final plenary session at the UUA’s 2010 General Assembly. These are unofficial versions, as presented to the delegates; final versions of the three approved resolutions will be published on UUA.org after they have been reviewed by the UUA’s legal council and have been […]

Hearing on new Study/Action Issue rescheduled

A hearing on the newly selected Congregational/Study Action Issue for 2010-2014, Immigration as a Moral Issue, has been rescheduled due to a conflict with another event. The hearing will now take place Sunday from 10:30-11:45 a.m. in Convention Center room 201. The purpose of the hearing is to learn more about the CSAI process, share […]

Immigration is new Study/Action Issue

Delegates selected a new Congregational Study/Action Issue for 2010-2014: Immigration as a Moral Issue. The new CSAI was selected after a runoff vote Saturday morning between two of the original five proposed Study/Action Issues: CSAI 2, “National Economic Reform: A Moral Imperative,” and CSAI 3, “Immigration as a Moral Issue.” None of the proposed issues […]

CSAI runoff: National Economic Reform or Immigration

None of the proposed Congregational Study/Action Issues for 2010-2014 achieved a majority of the votes in Friday morning’s vote. The General Assembly Planning Committee announced that a runoff vote will take place early in Saturday morning’s plenary session between CSAI 2, “National Economic Reform: A Moral Imperative,” and CSAI 3, “Immigration as a Moral Issue.” […]

Votes cast for new Congregational Study/Action Issue

Delegates spent part of Friday morning debating and voting on a new Congregational Study/Action Issue for 2010–2014. Five potential CSAIs were presented during Plenary III: Energy, Peace, and Justice; National Economic Reform: A Moral Imperative; Immigration as a Moral Issue; Ending Slavery; and Revitalizing American Democracy. Only one CSAI can be selected. Whichever one of […]

Delegates debate Peacemaking Statement of Conscience

GA delegates are about to debate a proposed Peacemaking Statement of Conscience that calls UUs “to the work of peacebuilding, peacemaking, and peacekeeping,” and to “advocate a culture of peace through a transformation of public policies, religious consciousness, and individual lifestyles.” Delegates will debate and vote on the statement during this morning’s plenary session. The […]

Delegates work to fine-tune peacemaking statement

With only one day left before it goes for a final vote, GA delegates and other peace activists met with the Commission on Social Witness Thursday morning to discuss and suggest amendments to a proposed Statement of Conscience on Peacemaking. The Statement calls UUs “to the work of peacebuilding, peacemaking, and peacekeeping,” and to “advocate […]

Commission discusses last chance for peacemaking statement

The UUA’s Commission on Social Witness and peacemaking activists met Wednesday evening to discuss strategies for successfully passing a proposed Statement of Conscience on Peacemaking. The Statement calls UUs “to the work of peacebuilding, peacemaking, and peacekeeping,” and to “advocate a culture of peace through a transformation of public policies, religious consciousness, and individual lifestyles.” […]

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