UU World filmed last night’s candlelight vigil outside Maricopa County’s “Tent City” jail. Watch this clip showing Unitarian Universalists arriving at the jail, passing counter-protesters, and gathering in witness.
UU World is monitoring social media about the 2012 General Assembly and curating them on our Storify page. Here are highlights from the religious witness at the Maricopa County “Tent City” jail on Saturday, June 23:
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 to update you about what you should expect,” Courter said. “It will be very hot tonight, and there is no shade at the site of our vigil. [...]
Seri Sandoval and Lewis Morris, delegates from Jefferson UU Church in Fort Worth, Texas, tell Peter Bowden why they’re so excited to be at the Justice General Assembly in Phoenix.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced on Thursday, June 21, that the county jails would be closed to public visitors on Saturday because of a public witness event the Unitarian Universalist Association has planned for that evening with Puente Arizona outside the Durango Road “Tent City” jail.
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 the country, including youth, young adults from the SALT (Spiritual Activist Leadership Training) group, and the District Presidents Association. Wednesday’s session was designed to train the group [...]
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. Expect a different GA than others you’ve been to. This one will be light on business sessions and heavy on social justice work. Virtually every GA event [...]
The UUA General Assembly in Charlotte began attracting local media attention on Saturday, especially with its downtown Standing on the Side of Love rally Saturday afternoon and the lecture Saturday morning by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Here’s a guide to coverage.
Love rained down on the streets of Charlotte, N.C., as 600 people marched from the convention center, site of the Unitarian Univeralist Association’s 2011 General Assembly, to Marshall Park to rally for rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Heavy rain also came down in Charlotte, bringing the rally to a hasty end, just as UUA [...]
Adam Gerhardstein, campaign manager of the UUA’s Standing on the Side of Love compaign, reported on the campaign’s first year. The initiative has sponsored 200 events throughout the United States, generating 133 news stories. Its email updates go to 26,000 people, and 16,000 people follow the campaign on Facebook; its videos have been viewed 30,000 times [...]