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General Assembly Starts on June 19—in 2013-06-19 20:00:00 GMT-05:00
In addition to electing a new Moderator (Chief Governance Officer of the Unitarian Universalist Association), delegates to the General Assembly (GA) in June will vote to adopt the Draft Statement of Conscience, Immigration as a Moral Issue, which calls us to acknowledge the immigrant experience. Also on the agenda, changes that allow for voting by electronic ballot, amendments to bylaws provisions concerning investments, changes that establish the use of geographical regions, and more.
The New York Times reports that the Unitarian Universalist Association has joined with 123 other religious groups and investors to urge retail giants like Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, and Gap to sign on to the factory safety plan for Bangladesh apparel factories that more than 30 European retailers embraced.
Unitarian Universalists send care and prayers to those affected by Monday's devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Eager to lend a hand to those whose lives have been so disrupted, the Southern Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has established a relief fund in cooperation with the UUA. We hope you will give generously to the fund. Your gifts will be disbursed to appropriate local relief agencies as soon as possible.
In Sarah Conover’s new book from Skinner House, Muhammad: The Story of a Prophet and Reformer, young readers will encounter a man very different from the figure often presented in Western popular culture. Instead, they will meet a radical prophet who challenged the rich and powerful, formed alliances with people of different beliefs, and preached, "love for humanity what you love for yourself."