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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General Assembly welcomes three new congregations

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
UUA Moderator Gini Courter

  At Wednesday night’s opening plenary session, the UUA’s General Assembly welcomed three new member congregations: the UU Congregation of Petoskey, Mich.; the UU Community of Cambria, Calif.; and Brockport UU…

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Behind the magic curtain! Meet the team behind GA video

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Behind the magic curtain! from UU World on Vimeo. This General Assembly I’ve had the pleasure of working with UU World and other UUA staff, and some of…

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Addictions ministry: Resources for congregations to aid recovery

Sunday, June 26, 2011

UUA Addiction Ministry Team from UU World on Vimeo. You may have heard about The Addiction Ministry Handbook published by Skinner House books, but did you know the…

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Growth tips from Vero Beach

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Growth Tips from Vero Beach, Fla. from UU World on Vimeo. It was hard to miss the team from the Vero Beach, Fla., congregation in their bright pink…

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Approved: Amendment to update Ministerial Fellowship Committee Rules

Sunday, June 26, 2011

GA delegates voted Sunday afternoon without debate to approve a bylaw change to Sections 4.8 of Article IV and C-10.9 of Article X. These changes reflect new Ministerial…

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Approved: Amendments pertaining to RE Credentialing Committee

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Delegates at Sunday morning’s plenary session approved a series of bylaw changes that clarify the procedures for the Religious Education Credentialing Committee in either revoking or suspending the…

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Approved: References to obsolete staff groups removed

Sunday, June 26, 2011

General Assembly delegates have voted to approve a bylaw change to Section 4.12 (UUA Statements of Conscience) of  Article IV. The amendment replaces the name of a now-nonexistent…

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‘Two Who Dared’: New film shares UUSC founders’ story

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bringing UUSC founders back to life from UU World on Vimeo. UUSC founders Martha Sharp and the Rev. Waitstill Sharp are being brought to back to life to…

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‘Virtual volunteers’: Team supports off-site delegates

Sunday, June 26, 2011

UUA General Assembly Offsite Delegates from UU World on Vimeo. At this General Assembly the UUA is experimenting with delegates participating off-site. In this segment UUA Moderator Gini…

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Music and cultural change in UUism

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Late Saturday evening, I sat down with Nick Page and Jeannie Gagne, and asked them what they saw as the major cultural changes facing Unitarian Universalism today. Jeannie…

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GA Saturday: Reports, amendments, and Phoenix rises

Saturday, June 25, 2011

On Saturday, delegates got busy at the 2011 General Assembly, passing several bylaw amendments and hearing reports from the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees, president, and financial…

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Morales: Our most important product must be ‘acts of love’

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Before the Rev. Peter Morales, president of the UUA, began his report to the General Assembly on Saturday, he held up a copy of today’s local newspaper with…

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Assembly reduces length of Nominating Committee terms

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Delegates to the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly voted Saturday to change the terms of the Nominating Committee from one six-year term to two three-year terms. The motion…

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Phoenix GA: ‘Awaken the moral conscience of our country’

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A good part of Saturday afternoon’s plenary was devoted to a discussion about what General Assembly 2012 in Phoenix might be like. Bottom line: a task force has…

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Delegates reduce size of UUA board

Saturday, June 25, 2011

General Assembly delegates voted today to reduce the size of the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees from 26 members to 14. The bylaw amendment also ends the…

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The cultural challenge of digital media

Saturday, June 25, 2011

This afternoon, I sat down to have coffee with Rev. Scott Wells, a Unitarian Universalist minister living in Washington D.C. He’s started a effort to organize a congregation…

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Our awesome photographer

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The coverage we are able to offer would not be nearly as rich without the skills of photographer Nancy Pierce. She kindly provided this self portrait from yesterday.

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‘You have to take some risks’ in social media

Saturday, June 25, 2011

“I wanted to help people fall in love with church,” said the Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein of her inspiration to engage with social media as a minister. Weinstein…

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UU-United Nations Office will rejoin the UUA

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The report of the Unitarian Universalist-United Nations Office was presented to the General Assembly Saturday by Bruce F. Knotts, executive director. Knotts highlighted his organization’s role in bringing…

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