Delegates discuss Article XV amendment, congregations

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At a business mini-assembly Thursday afternoon, General Assembly delegates examined a proposed bylaw change to Article XV of the UUA bylaws, which dictates the procedure for amending other bylaws. UUA Financial Advisor Dan Brody said the goal of the amendment was to provide a “clearer, more understandable process for amending the articles” and “one that would […]

G.A. responds to failed Article II revision

Delegates brought a variety of responsive resolutions to the final plenary of the 2009 General Assembly in response to the Commission on Appraisal’s proposed revision of Bylaw Article II (the “Principles and Purposes”). The Rev. Wendy von Zirpolo, president of UU Allies for Racial Equity and minister from Marblehead, Mass., and the Youth Caucus proposed […]

Amendment to Article II fails

By a very close vote, the motion to amend Article II of the UUA Bylaws has failed. The final vote was 573 for and 586 against.

Tellers are counting votes on Article II revision

After more than an hour of debate about the Commission on Appraisal’s proposed revision to Article II of the UUA Bylaws, Moderator Gini Courter has called for a counted vote on the question. Tellers are counting the pro votes, and will begin counting con votes. The arguments largely tracked the discussion at last night’s miniassembly. […]

Discontent with revision to Article II

Critics of the Commission on Appraisal’s proposed revision to Article II of the UUA Bylaws—the “Principles and Purposes”—expressed frustrations with the proposal during a Friday evening session in the General Assembly plenary hall. Although a handful of people, including a delegation from the Youth Caucus, spoke in favor of the proposed text, dozens of people […]

Board wants broad conversation about new Principles

Should the UUA revise Article II of its bylaws (the Principles and Purposes)? The Commission on Appraisal has proposed a revision [pdf] following several years of denomination-wide input and review, and this year’s General Assembly will take the first of two votes on the revised text. At its Tuesday, June 22, meeting in Salt Lake […]


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