Delegates discuss making GA more inclusive

Donna Harrison, Vice Moderator of the UUA Board of Trustees. © Nancy Pierce/UUA

Should the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association be free to everyone? Should it be held every other year? Is its purpose for governance, networking, theological discussion, community—all of these? In short, how can GA be more democratic and reflect more fully the range of voices that Unitarian Universalism includes—including groups that are currently […]

Courter urges assembly to set the UUA’s vision

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 Association in your hearts and hands,” said Courter, in her 10th moderator’s report to the General Assembly. “You are the power in Unitarian Universalism. And when you […]

General Assembly imagines its future, on Twitter!

GA Tweetchat

During plenary on the afternoon of Friday, June 21, delegates are meeting in small groups to discuss three questions about General Assembly, and members of each group are posting their responses using Twitter:

1. If you could not attend General Assembly, describe the person from your congregation who ought to attend. Why?
2. What do you love best about General Assembly?
3. For the future of our faith, what is the one thing General Assembly should stop doing?

Trustees meet for last time as 25-member board

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 its members, including Moderator Gini Courter, who concludes ten years as moderator at the end of GA. When the board reconvenes on Monday, June 24, a new […]

A ‘rainbow board’: Invitation to UUA leadership

UUA Leadership Opportunities from UU World on Vimeo. In this segment I spoke to John Hawkins, UUA trustee from the Metro NY District, about Unitarian Universalist Association leadership opportunities and the UUA’s “Rainbow Board” initiative. Learn more on the UUA website uua.org/​aboutus/​governance/​committees/​

Trustees prepare to make case for smaller board

The Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees met in Charlotte, N.C., today for the first of two days of meetings before the start of the 2011 General Assembly. The board discussed the best ways to explain to GA delegates several proposed changes in governance and social witness. A proposal to reduce the size of the […]

Board report: UUA governance ‘ready for transformation’

The UUA board reported on its activities this past year at the Saturday morning plenary. Four at-large trustees, including Charlie King, a member of the First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn, N.Y., the Rev. José Ballester, minister of the Bell Street Chapel in Providence, the Rev. Jeanne Pupke, minister of First UU Church of Richmond, […]

Congregational presidents consider UUA changes

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 UUA and to answer questions. Morales said the UUA staff is embarking on an era of “much closer collaboration and cooperation with congregations.” He said that consultations […]

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