Assembly adopts immigration Statement of Conscience

Friday, June 21, 2013
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…

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Vice presidents: How to take Justice GA home

Sunday, June 24, 2012
General Assembly banners, Phoenix, Ariz. (©Nancy Pierce)

How do we take the Justice General Assembly home? That was the focus of Sunday afternoon’s plenary report from UUA Executive Vice President Kay Montgomery and Vice President…

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Hinojosa describes ‘two Americas’ in Ware Lecture

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Maria Hinojosa (©Nancy Pierce)

Maria Hinojosa, National Public Radio broadcast journalist, presented the Ware Lecture at General Assembly Saturday night, telling several thousand Unitarian Universalists there are two Americas. Places like Arizona,…

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Phoenix UUs know pain, fear of deportation

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Geraldine and Tiffany Mendez (©Nancy Pierce)

During the Saturday afternoon plenary the General Assembly heard from Isabel Chairez, a Phoenix resident who spent three months in a Maricopa County jail last year while pregnant….

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Talking about immigration with children and youth

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Youth at General Assembly (©Nancy Pierce)

Gail Forsyth-Vail, adult programs director of the Unitarian Universalist Association, assembled a panel of three religious educators to discuss how Unitarian Universalist congregations could talk about immigration issues…

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Widow of slain officer supports immigrant rights

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Julie Erfle (©Nancy Pierce)

Almost five years ago, Julie Erfle’s husband, a Phoenix police officer, was shot and killed in the line of duty by an undocumented immigrant who had previously been…

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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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Team trains to facilitate witness events

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Volunteer training for witness events (©Nancy Pierce)

About 100 General Assembly participants gathered Wednesday afternoon for a three-hour public witness training session at the Phoenix Convention Center. The group included a diverse mix from across…

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Ariz. partners glad we’re here, anxious about court ruling

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sandy Weir (©Christopher L. Walton)

The Unitarian Universalist Association’s immigration justice General Assembly, which takes place this week in Phoenix, Ariz., appears destined to coincide with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the…

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Witness and worship on tap at Justice GA

Monday, June 18, 2012
UUA President Peter Morales, 2011 General Assembly

General Assembly 2012, the long-awaited “Justice GA,” is here. Unitarian Universalists will converge in Phoenix, Ariz., June 20 for five days of social justice education, witnessing, and worship….

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Board seeks input on 2012 Justice GA

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees held a workshop Friday afternoon inviting people to share their concerns and ideas for the 2012 Justice General Assembly in Phoenix,…

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2012 ‘Justice General Assembly’ begins to take shape

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What will the 2012 Justice General Assembly look like? That’s the question more than 100 people came together to ask and to begin to answer in a Thursday…

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AIW approved: ‘Oppose Anti-Immigrant Measures’

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Delegates adopted Action of Immediate Witness 1, “Oppose Anti-Immigrant Measures at the State Level (Arizona Law SB 1070 and the Like) and Hasten Federal Immigration Reform,” after adjusting…

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Film: ‘Standing on the Side of Love in Arizona’

Sunday, June 27, 2010

During the presentation Saturday afternoon that preceded the debate and vote about holding a General Assembly in Arizona, the UUA introduced this six-minute video about Unitarian Universalists and…

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Hearing on new Study/Action Issue rescheduled

Saturday, June 26, 2010

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…

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Delegates resoundingly approve resolution on Ariz. GA

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The 2010 General Assembly has just approved the substitute business resolution that calls for a “Justice General Assembly” in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2012 “for the purposes of witnessing…

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Delegates focus debate on substitute resolution

Saturday, June 26, 2010

As delegates to the 2010 General Assembly debate a business resolution about meeting in Arizona in 2012, they have rejected a proposal to return to the original resolution…

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Preparing for debate: ‘We’re all Arizona’

Saturday, June 26, 2010

“We are all Arizona,” said the Rev. Victoria Safford, minister of White Bear UU Church in Mahotmedi, Minn., at Saturday afternoon’s plenary session, “and this is not about…

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Immigration is new Study/Action Issue

Saturday, June 26, 2010

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…

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Mini-assembly: Focus GA in Ariz. on justice, not business

Friday, June 25, 2010

A transformed UUA General Assembly will be held in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2012, if delegates embrace the latest version of a business resolution drafted in response to Arizona’s…

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