GA ends in celebration, installation of new leaders

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 to a second term UUA President Peter Morales. Both were installed in a worship service that included the GA choir and other musicians. Key was installed by […]

Key wins moderator election by 40 votes

Jim Key

Jim Key, UUA Moderator from UU World on Vimeo. In a narrowly won contest, Jim Key of Beaufort, S.C., became the new moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association by a margin of 40 votes. In Saturday’s election, 945 delegates, or 51.1 percent, cast their votes for Key, according to the official count provided by UUA […]

Candidates make final appeal in moderator race

Tamara Payne-Alex and Jim Key. © 2013 Nancy Pierce/UUA

In their final appearance together before the election on Saturday that will make one of them the next moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Jim Key and Tamara Payne-Alex drew distinctions between their backgrounds and approaches to governance. Thursday night’s Candidates Forum began in front of a small crowd but eventually attracted several hundred delegates. […]

Moderator candidates address General Assembly

Tamara Payne-Alex and Jim Key (©Nancy Pierce)

Jim Key and Tamara Payne-Alex, the two candidates for moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association, presented their qualifications for the post at a Candidate’s Forum Friday morning. UUA President Peter Morales also spoke at the event, although he is running unopposed for reelection as UUA president. Both the moderator and president elections will be held […]

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

“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 the moderator of the UUA, during the final plenary session of the 2011 General Assembly on Sunday afternoon. Courter outlined the three main polities, or ways religious […]

Delegates approve changes to election process

In Sunday’s first plenary, delegates approved a complex set of bylaw amendments that would change how the UUA president and moderator are elected. (Text coming soon.) An attempt to amend the proposal so that delegates could debate and vote on the process for electing a president separately from the process for electing a moderator failed. […]


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