GA ends in celebration, installation of new leaders

Sunday, June 23, 2013
Chalice flame

At the closing ceremony at General Assembly Sunday night GA participants welcomed a new moderator, Jim Key, who was elected to that position Saturday. They also welcomed back…

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Courter urges assembly to set the UUA’s vision

Sunday, June 23, 2013
Gini Courter

Gini Courter delivered her last moderator’s report Sunday afternoon, an impassioned plea to the delegates to be the visionaries for the Association. “You hold the power of this…

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Ministry fund created in Courter’s honor

Sunday, June 23, 2013
Announcing a fund to honor Gini Courter that supports experiments in UU growth. (© Nancy Pierce)

In honor of the service of UUA Moderator Gini Courter, who retired from that position at General Assembly, a fund has been created to support innovative ministry. The…

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Recommitting to antiracism, thanking Gini Courter

Sunday, June 23, 2013
Responsive resolution presentation

Delegates introduced two responsive resolutions during Sunday’s final plenary recommitting the Unitarian Universalist Association to antiracism, anti-oppression, and multicultural work, and thanking Gini Courter for her years as…

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Trustees meet for last time as 25-member board

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Board of Trustees

At its two-day meeting preceding the start of the General Assembly in Louisville, Ky., the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees said farewell to more than two-thirds of…

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General Assembly opens in Louisville

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Banner parade

The 52nd annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association got off to a rolicking start Wednesday night in Louisville, Kentucky, with the help of Kentucky’s poet laureate,…

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Courter: Justice GA has transformed future GAs

Sunday, June 24, 2012
UUA Moderator Gini Courter (©Nancy Pierce)

In her moderator’s report at the last Plenary of the Justice General Assembly, Gini Courter spoke of transformation. “All over the county UUs expect transformation,” she said. Personal…

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Tonight’s vigil may have armed counter-protesters

Saturday, June 23, 2012
UUA Moderator Gini Courter

UUA Moderator Gini Courter opened Saturday afternoon’s plenary with an important series of announcements about this evening’s prayer vigil outside the Maricopa County “Tent City” jail. “I want…

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Gini Courter welcomes first-timers to General Assembly

Thursday, June 21, 2012

UUA Moderator Gini Courter from UU World on Vimeo. UU World is filming short interviews with people at General Assembly this year. I asked UUA Moderator Gini Courter about…

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Opening Ceremony ends with outdoor rally

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Opening Ceremony of the Justice General Assembly spilled out onto the streets of Phoenix, Ariz., Wednesday night, as hundreds of Unitarian Universalists processed from the Convention Center…

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Resignations accompany planning for 2012 GA

Monday, July 11, 2011

Michelle Deakin reports today that the UUA Board of Trustees, the General Assembly Planning Committee, the board-appointed GA 2012 Accountability Group, and the UUA administration continue trying to…

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Moderator’s report: ‘All of us working together’

Sunday, June 26, 2011

“We have a very clear vision of Unitarian Universalism,” said UUA Moderator Gini Courter, “and it comes up from the people.” Courter was delivering her eighth report as…

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‘Virtual volunteers’: Team supports off-site delegates

Sunday, June 26, 2011

UUA General Assembly Offsite Delegates from UU World on Vimeo. At this General Assembly the UUA is experimenting with delegates participating off-site. In this segment UUA Moderator Gini…

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Board members urge ‘yes’ votes for bylaw amendments

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees delivered its report to the General Assembly on Saturday morning, updating delegates on its yearlong efforts to improve linakage with congregations…

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Courter: ‘The work is just beginning’

Sunday, June 27, 2010

UUA Moderator Gini Courter, in her annual report Sunday evening, reflected on how what could have been a painful debate on boycotting Arizona turned into a commitment that…

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Mini-assembly offers changes to elections reform

Friday, June 25, 2010

At Friday afternoon’s mini-assembly on proposed changes to the elections process for the UUA president and moderator, delegates recommended several amendments. A substantial amendment offered by the Board…

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Congregational presidents consider UUA changes

Thursday, June 24, 2010

UUA Moderator Gini Courter and the Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Association, met with several hundred congregational presidents Thursday afternoon to share information about changes within the…

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District leaders consider big changes to regional governance

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Leaders of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s nineteen districts met today with members of the UUA Board of Trustees to discuss the districts’ governance role and to imagine new…

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Gini Courter thanks all who took part in elections

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

UUA Moderator Gini Courter, who was elected to a second full term at the General Assembly in Salt Lake City June 27, sent the following letter to the…

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Courter apologizes for missing post-election event

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

UUA Moderator Gini Courter apologized to the General Assembly during her annual report Sunday afternoon for not attending a post-election celebration Saturday night. Some delegates had interpreted her…

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