All business of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly (GA) is conducted in Plenary sessions. Mini-Assemblies offer opportunities in small sessions for delegates to speak on issues, find out more about individual business items before a vote in plenary, and propose amendments to the business item or social witness statement. The Board of Trustees or the Commission on Social Witness may move amendments to business items as a result of discussion in Mini-Assemblies.
Minutes from the 2013 General Assembly will be published here after legal review, which is usually completed by September.
Read the full Business Agenda (PDF, 24 pages).
The 2013 Public Witness event at General Assembly occurred on the evening of Thursday, June 20. The witness focussed on Environmental Justice. Wendell Berry participated. The public event was proceeded by an all-GA worship in the convention center.
In the 2013 Ware Lecture, renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel discussed the art and science of interfaith work, showing us that Americans from George Washington to Martin Luther King Jr. have been “interfaith leaders.” Sharing stories from the frontlines of interfaith activism, he brings to life the growing body of research on how faith can be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier.
Read the final text of all 2013 social justice statements.
Discussion of the proposed UUA Statement of Conscience (Immigration as a Moral Issue) took place in the Mini-Assembly on Thursday. Amendments were introduced as called for at the Mini-Assembly. The vote to adopt was passed at a Plenary Session.
No vote was taken this year on the Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) that was chosen at the 2012 General Assembly (Reproductive Justice: Expanding Our Social Justice Calling). There was a lecture on the topic offered Friday.
Proposed Actions of Immediate Witness (AIWs) had to be posted in the Commission on Social Witness (CSW) exhibit booth by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 20. The complete AIW, along with the requisite delegate signatures, had to be filed in the GA Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21. Prior to voting on adoption on Sunday, preliminary action on AIWs was taken in Plenary Session on Saturday. Mini-Assemblies discussed the proposed AIWs and offered amendments on Saturday.
Responsive Resolutions proposed during the 2013 General Assembly were discussed during Plenary IX.
Read the Proposed Bylaw Amendments (PDF, 136 pages; read pages 85-95).
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