Here is the final text of the Statement of Conscience approved by the 2011 General Assembly, “Ethical Eating: Food & Environmental Justice” (PDF; 2 pages). The statement will be published on the UUA website’s searchable resolutions page, where you can also browse earlier resolutions. Full text below.
General Assembly delegates passed their first major item of business Friday morning, approving a Statement of Conscience on Ethical Eating. The statement had been in the works for three years, having been proposed at GA 2008 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The three-page statement calls on UUs to “eat ethically” by becoming aware of the ways [...]
This morning’s Commission on Social Witness “CSW Alert” published the amended draft Statement of Conscience on “Ethical Eating,” incorporating some amendments proposed during yesterday’s mini-assembly. Unincorporated amendments, which delegates can move to add during this morning’s plenary discussion of the draft statement, are listed at the end.
Around 100 people attended the mini-assembly Thursday on Ethical Eating, the Statement of Conscience that GA delegates will vote on Friday morning. (The draft statement also appears on pages 10-12 of the Business Agenda; PDF.) The issue was selected by delegates at GA 2008 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. There have been GA workshops on it [...]
Delegates have resoundingly approved the “Creating Peace” Statement of Conscience, as amended.
Delegates have voted to approve an amendment that would add a statement of support for nonviolent resisters to the proposed Statement of Conscience on “Creating Peace.”
Moderator Gini Courter announced that the vote to rename the “Theological Principles” section of the proposed Statement of Conscience “Theological Grounding” failed. 638 delegates voted in favor of the amendment, 707 voted against it.
As debate got underway Friday morning on the proposed Statement of Conscience on “Creating Peace,” six delegates spoke for or against the draft text presented by the Commission on Social Witness before taking up amendments. On the main motion, Teresa Wilmot, a delegate from the UU Church of Rockford, Ill., spoke against the 130-line proposed Statement. [...]
GA delegates are about to debate a proposed Peacemaking Statement of Conscience that calls UUs “to the work of peacebuilding, peacemaking, and peacekeeping,” and to “advocate a culture of peace through a transformation of public policies, religious consciousness, and individual lifestyles.” Delegates will debate and vote on the statement during this morning’s plenary session. The [...]
With only one day left before it goes for a final vote, GA delegates and other peace activists met with the Commission on Social Witness Thursday morning to discuss and suggest amendments to a proposed Statement of Conscience on Peacemaking. The Statement calls UUs “to the work of peacebuilding, peacemaking, and peacekeeping,” and to “advocate [...]