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General Assembly Starts on June 19—in 2013-06-19 20:00:00 GMT-05:00
General Assembly (GA) and the thousands of Unitarian Universalists it brings to our host city each year strive to have a positive impact on the local community. This year we are supporting the Kentucky Branch of Interfaith Power and Light. Interfaith Power and Light is a national organization that has local and state chapters that provide an interfaith religious response to global warming. They offer support to over 14,000 congregations in 40 states.
The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, issued a statement applauding the legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota. It begins, “Last November, Minnesotans defeated an anti-marriage ballot amendment. And yesterday, the governor of Minnesota signed the marriage equality bill that made Minnesota the 12th state to ensure equal rights for its citizens. I applaud the great efforts of all who helped change minds in such a short amount of time in order to secure this victory."
The Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees held their quarterly meeting in Boston, MA, from April 18 to 21. UUA Secretary Tom Loughrey has prepared a letter sharing important news from that meeting. The letter reads, in part, "Our Association faces many challenges. We are in a sea of change. Our congregations are all more or less engaged in the question about how our congregations and other U.U. communities can make a real difference in the world today. It is the Board’s role to make sure the question is being engaged not just in our congregations and local groups but in our Association as well."
In 2011, Nancy Shaffer was diagnosed with what would be a fatal brain tumor. With clarity and honesty, she committed herself to writing about her search for meaning over the last year of her life so that others at end of life would not feel alone and pastoral care givers could understand better how to help. While Still There Is Light is now available through the UUA Bookstore.