Synergy photos: Committing to the future

© 2013 Nancy Pierce/UUA

The Synergy program celebrates and affirms the transition from youth to young adulthood. Here is a selection of photos from the service. You can also watch video of the service: Video streaming by Ustream At Synergy: Building a Bridge to the Future, General Assembly 2013

3,714 people came to Justice GA

Young UUs played in a fountain during Friday night's community celebration (©Nancy Pierce)

The 2012 Justice General Assembly drew 3,714 people, according to UUA Secretary Tom Loughrey’s final credentials report in the closing plenary on June 24. The total included 1,359 congregational delegates from 530 congregations in all fifty U.S. states and the District of Columbia, 333 ministerial delegates, and 3 certified religious educators with delegate status. (Three […]

Video: Youth group shares highlights of Justice GA

UU World talked to the youth group of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka in Wayzata, Minn., who traveled to Phoenix as part of a 15-day pilgrimage. The teens, their minister, and the adults who traveled with them talk about the impact of the candlelight vigil at the “Tent City” jail and about the experience of […]

Talking about immigration with children and youth

Youth at General Assembly (©Nancy Pierce)

Gail Forsyth-Vail, adult programs director of the Unitarian Universalist Association, assembled a panel of three religious educators to discuss how Unitarian Universalist congregations could talk about immigration issues with children and youth. Even though immigration is a complicated issue for adults, said Jessica York, youth programs director for the UUA and one of the panelists, […]

Witness and worship on tap at Justice GA

UUA President Peter Morales, 2011 General Assembly

General Assembly 2012, the long-awaited “Justice GA,” is here. Unitarian Universalists will converge in Phoenix, Ariz., June 20 for five days of social justice education, witnessing, and worship. Expect a different GA than others you’ve been to. This one will be light on business sessions and heavy on social justice work. Virtually every GA event […]

Final text: Resolution calling for Ariz. ‘action ministry’ for young UUs

Here is the final text of a responsive resolution passed by the 2011 General Assembly calling for the creation of an “Arizona Youth and Young Adult action ministry” (PDF; 1 page) to prepare young Unitarian Universalists to participate in the 2012 “Justice General Assembly” in Phoenix. The resolution was introduced by Rob Smith of Valley UU Church […]

Joy abounds at revival, bridging ceremony

“‘God’ is not a noun, it’s a verb!” declared song leader Nick Page at the start of the “New Epiphany Revival,” which took place just before the “Synergy Bridging Ceremony” at the UUA General Assembly Friday evening. “New Epiphany,” Page said, is “the unlimited magnificence of an interdependent, self-organized universe.” Revival attendees cheered, sang, and […]

Young adults see next year’s GA as pivotal event

Young adults at General Assembly from UU World on Vimeo. It’s day two of General Assembly! This morning I talked with Hilary Allen and Greg Buckland about their GA experience so far. This is Allen’s first GA and Buckland’s eighth. We discussed the history of YRUU (the denominational youth organization that was disbanded in 2008), […]

Texts of proposed responsive resolutions

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 after they have been reviewed by the UUA’s legal council and have been […]

Approved: Youth and young adult responsive resolution

Luke Lamar, a member of the UU Church of Brunswick, Maine, presented a responsive resolution asking UUs and UU congregations to focus on the development of youth and young adult ministry and the empowerment of youth and young adults. “The Board has stated that it’s eager to empower a younger generation of leaders,” he said. […]

Celebrating multigenerational relationships

Friday night activities included “Synergy: A Bridging Worship,” a service to honor bridging youth and lift up multigenerational relationships. Here are a few photos from the event—and be sure to check out all our GA photo coverage.


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