Al Franken: ‘You are my favorite kind of church’

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Senator Al Franken stopped by the UUA General Assembly in Minneapolis on Sunday. The UUA has published video of his address to YouTube in two parts:

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Texts of proposed responsive resolutions

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Here are the texts of the four responsive resolutions introduced during the final plenary session at the UUA’s 2010 General Assembly. These are unofficial versions, as presented to…

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Passed: Youth Caucus vision of 2012 General Assembly

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

In the scramble to wrap up our coverage of the 2010 General Assembly, UU World published reports on three of the four proposed Responsive Resolutions presented during Sunday…

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UU Humanists elect new president, hold day-long conference

Monday, June 28, 2010

On Saturday, more than 100 members and friends of the HUUmanist Association “came home” to the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, the congregation where John Dietrich became known…

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Rejected: Call for social witness process review

Sunday, June 27, 2010

During the final plenary Sunday afternoon, delegates rejected a proposed responsive resolution that would have called on the Board of Trustees to to appoint a task force to…

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Approved: Request for covenant of ‘right relationship’

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Jody Malloy, a delegate from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County in Media, Pa., offered a responsive resolution in response to the Moderator’s Report. The responsive resolution…

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Message of sorrow for Transylvanian Unitarians

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Rev. Eric Cherry, director of international resources for the UUA, issued the following statement on Sunday in response to the news this morning of the murder-suicide of…

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Film: Rep. Keith Ellison’s address to General Assembly

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The UUA has posted the speech Rep. Keith Ellison delivered to the General Assembly during Plenary 4 on Saturday.

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AIW fails: End the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Sunday, June 27, 2010

In a close vote, AIW 6, “End the U.S. War in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” fell short of the two-thirds vote needed for approval. The sponsor of the resolution,…

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AIW approved: ‘Clean Up the Clean Energy Bill’

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Delegates approved AIW 4, “Clean Up the Clean Energy Bill,” after debating an amendment to reinstate deleted language that would have advocated a halt to offshore oil drilling. Delegates…

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AIW approved: Gulf Coast justice

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Delegates approved Action of Immediate Witness 3, “Gulf Coast Environmental and Economic Justice,” without debate.

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AIW approved: ‘Oppose Anti-Immigrant Measures’

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Delegates adopted Action of Immediate Witness 1, “Oppose Anti-Immigrant Measures at the State Level (Arizona Law SB 1070 and the Like) and Hasten Federal Immigration Reform,” after adjusting…

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Passed: Remaining bylaw amendments

Sunday, June 27, 2010

In quick succession at the end of Sunday’s first plenary session, delegates approved three bylaw or rule amendments that had been postponed from earlier in the GA agenda….

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Delegates approve changes to election process

Sunday, June 27, 2010

In Sunday’s first plenary, delegates approved a complex set of bylaw amendments that would change how the UUA president and moderator are elected. (Text coming soon.) An attempt…

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Sad news: Murder-suicide among Transylvania Unitarians

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Rev. Harold Babcock spoke at the opening of Sunday morning’s plenary session to announce the tragic news of the murder of two children and the suicide of…

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Film: ‘Standing on the Side of Love in Arizona’

Sunday, June 27, 2010

During the presentation Saturday afternoon that preceded the debate and vote about holding a General Assembly in Arizona, the UUA introduced this six-minute video about Unitarian Universalists and…

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A time of potential, Morales says

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The UUA is at a critical juncture, “a time filled with both potential and threats,” UUA President Peter Morales told the General Assembly Saturday afternoon. Morales, elected a…

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Delegates resoundingly approve resolution on Ariz. GA

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The 2010 General Assembly has just approved the substitute business resolution that calls for a “Justice General Assembly” in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2012 “for the purposes of witnessing…

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Delegates focus debate on substitute resolution

Saturday, June 26, 2010

As delegates to the 2010 General Assembly debate a business resolution about meeting in Arizona in 2012, they have rejected a proposal to return to the original resolution…

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Amending rules and bylaws about setting GA agenda

Saturday, June 26, 2010

In Saturday morning’s plenary, delegates approved a body of amendments to the UUA bylaws and rules that formally transfer authority for setting the General Assembly business agenda from…

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