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:
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 the delegates; final versions of the three approved resolutions will be published on UUA.org after they have been reviewed by the UUA’s legal council and have been [...]
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 afternoon’s final plenary, but didn’t publish a report on the fourth. Here it is: Delegates affirmed a Responsive Resolution concerning the 2012 General Assembly in Phoenix, Ariz., [...]
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 as the “father of religious humanism” during his 1916-1938 ministry. The day-long Humanist Homecoming conference began with UUA President Peter Morales answering questions during breakfast and concluded [...]
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 review the way congregational Study/Action Issues and Actions of Immediate Witness are selected. The resolution also would have introduced ranked voting.
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 called on the Board of Trustees to “investigate how we might develop a Covenant of Right Relationships for all of our work together, and report back to [...]
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 two children by a Transylvanian Unitarian minister in Medgyes, Romania. Unitarian Universalists at the UUA General Assembly in Minneapolis learned the news when the Rev. Harold Babcock [...]
The UUA has posted the speech Rep. Keith Ellison delivered to the General Assembly during Plenary 4 on Saturday.
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, Harvard Divinity School professor Daniel McKanan, told delegates that it was time to end the “longest running war in United states history,” which he said “has become [...]
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 rejected that amendment.