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).

Three proposed AIWs added to 2013 agenda


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: […]

Assembly adopts immigration Statement of Conscience

GA delegates vote

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 […]

Text of amended ‘Ethical Eating’ draft Statement of Conscience

This morning’s Commission on Social Witness “CSW Alert” published the amended draft Statement of Conscience on “Ethical Eating,” incorporating some amendments proposed during yesterday’s mini-assembly. Unincorporated amendments, which delegates can move to add during this morning’s plenary discussion of the draft statement, are listed at the end.

‘Ethical Eating’ Statement of Conscience refined

Around 100 people attended the mini-assembly Thursday on Ethical Eating, the Statement of Conscience that GA delegates will vote on Friday morning. (The draft statement also appears on pages 10-12 of the Business Agenda; PDF.) The issue was selected by delegates at GA 2008 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. There have been GA workshops on it […]

Mini-assemblies scheduled for Ariz. boycott resolution, other business

At this morning’s plenary, UUA Moderator Gini Courter and David May, chair of the Commission on Social Witness, presented the slate of mini-assemblies that will be held over the course of this GA. Mini-assemblies give delegates an opportunity to amend bylaw and rule changes, business resolutions, Actions of Immediate Witness, and Statements of Conscience before […]


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