Proposing a Program for General Assembly
2016 General Assembly Theme—Heart Land: Where Faiths Connect
The proposal deadline was Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. EST. All program slots have been filled.
The religious landscape is increasingly multifaith. Across the globe, people are crossing borders of religion and spiritual practice to create wholeness in their lives individually and collectively. The labels—Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, humanist, theist and non-theist—are no longer the primary way we define how religion, spirituality, faith, and practice come together. In our quest to bring more love and justice into the world, we find ourselves in partnership with people following different religious and spiritual paths. The richness of those encounters deepens our faith, strengthens our work for justice, and encourages connections with those who are “spiritual but not religious.” General Assembly 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, will invite us to explore how to be in authentic and fruitful interfaith partnerships, both within and beyond the congregation. We’ll assemble leaders and communities of many faiths to worship together and learn from one another. We will explore what grounding and vision we share across faith traditions, and what particularities of each tradition lend creativity and depth to our work across faith borders. Together, we will move toward a new interdependent vision of faith that responds to the needs of our own time and points us toward the future.
How are we crossing faith borders as we bring more love and justice into the world?
The General Assembly Planning Committee (GAPC), the UUA Board of Trustees, and the Administration invite you to submit a program proposal. While we are especially looking for proposals that address the theme Heart Land: Where Faiths Connect, we also seek strong workshop proposals for congregational leadership development and for multigenerational faith formation programming.
Learn more about the ways in which the GA 2016 theme is connected to our past work and current context, as well as to a vision for the future of Unitarian Universalism.