Roundup: Media coverage of 2013 General Assembly

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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In addition to early media coverage of last Thursday’s clean energy rally—the public witness event of the 2013 UUA General Assembly—GA also attracted the following news coverage: The…

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GA clean energy rally draws attention from EPA

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

General Assembly ally draws EPA’s attention from UU World on Vimeo. The General Assembly’s public witness event—a June 19 rally for clean energy sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist…

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Delegates donate $16k to New Orleans congregations

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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In Plenary Friday afternoon, a special collection raised $16,994 for the three New Orleans-area congregations, still recovering from the damage of Hurricane Katrina and broken levees in 2005….

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Courter urges assembly to set the UUA’s vision

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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Gini Courter delivered her last moderator’s report Sunday afternoon, an impassioned plea to the delegates to be the visionaries for the Association. “You hold the power of this…

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Ministry fund created in Courter’s honor

Sunday, June 23, 2013
Announcing a fund to honor Gini Courter that supports experiments in UU growth. (© Nancy Pierce)

In honor of the service of UUA Moderator Gini Courter, who retired from that position at General Assembly, a fund has been created to support innovative ministry. The…

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3,426 people participated in Louisville GA

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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A total of 3,426 people participated in the 2013 General Assembly, Trustee Tom Loughrey reported during the final plenary session Sunday night. Of those, 1,732 were on-site delegates,…

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Recommitting to antiracism, thanking Gini Courter

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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Delegates introduced two responsive resolutions during Sunday’s final plenary recommitting the Unitarian Universalist Association to antiracism, anti-oppression, and multicultural work, and thanking Gini Courter for her years as…

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Passed: fossil fuel divestment AIW

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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General Assembly delegates voted overwhelmingly Sunday afternoon to adopt the Action of Immediate Witness “Consider Divestment from the Fossil Fuel Industry,” which calls for delegates to “begin a…

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Delegates oppose institutional racism with AIW

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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GA delegates voted overwhelmingly Sunday afternoon for an Action of Immediate Witness (AIW) that condemns racist mistreatment of young people of color by police. The AIW grew out…

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AIW passes urging end to corporate personhood

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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Unitarian Universalists should join efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn the Citizens United U.S. Supreme Court decision to eliminate corporate personhood. That’s according to an Action…

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Sunday worship: Our covenant with all being

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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Sunday morning’s General Assembly worship service took several thousand Unitarian Universalists and local visitors on an emotional tour to the farthest reaches of the universe and back. The…

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GA celebrates completion of ‘Tapestry of Faith’

Sunday, June 23, 2013
Judith Frediani presented the Rev. Dr. Linda Olson Peebles with an award recognizing her contributions to religious education on Saturday. Frediani was honored in turn for leading the Tapestry of Faith program during Sunday morning's plenary. © 2013 Nancy Pierce/UUA

The General Assembly on Sunday thanked Judith Frediani for her work leading the UUA’s religious education staff in developing the comprehensive curriculum Tapestry of Faith. The Rev. Terry…

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Learning from Meadville Lombard’s move

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Learning from Meadville Lombard’s move from UU World on Vimeo. Former UUA Moderator Denny Davidoff and Madeleine Robins, director of Development and Communications at Meadville Lombard Theological School,…

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Delegates adopt amendments to elections bylaws

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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GA delegates voted overwhelmingly and without debate Sunday morning to approve a series of bylaw and rule amendments pertaining to UUA elections and appointments. The amendments clarify when…

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Exultant Service of the Living Tradition: Dive!

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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In an exultant worship service Saturday night honoring ordained ministers and other religious professionals at the 2013 UUA General Assembly, the Rev. Vanessa Southern invited Unitarian Universalists and…

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Key wins moderator election by 40 votes

Saturday, June 22, 2013

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…

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Delegates approve Article II bylaw changes

Saturday, June 22, 2013
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GA delegates voted Saturday afternoon on changes to Article II—the Principles and Purposes––of the UUA bylaws. Delegates authorized changing Section C-2.3, the paragraph titled “Non-discrimination.” The change deletes…

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Delegates approve bylaw changes about electronic voting

Saturday, June 22, 2013

GA delegates voted Saturday afternoon to approve a series of bylaw changes to include language to support voting by secure, electronic ballots in UUA elections. The changes were…

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Three proposed AIWs added to 2013 agenda

Saturday, June 22, 2013
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Delegates narrowed down the six proposed Actions of Immediate Witness to three, and voted them onto Sunday’s agenda. The UUA’s bylaws only allow a General Assembly to adopt…

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Delegates approve bylaw changes adding regions

Saturday, June 22, 2013

In the first year of a two-year process, delegates approved changes to the UUA’s “C” bylaws that introduce a new intermediary structure between congregations, districts, and the Association….

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