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Business & Social Witness at General Assembly 2014

General Assembly (GA) 2014 occured in Providence, RI, from June 25-29.

General Sessions

All business of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly is conducted in general sessions (formerly known as plenaries). Mini-Assemblies offered opportunities in small sessions for delegates to speak on issues, find out more about individual business items before a vote in general session, 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.

Public Witness

The 2014 Public Witness event at General Assembly was “WaterFire Providence—Love Reaches Out.” On Saturday June 28, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) cosponsored WaterFire Providence under the theme “Love Reaches Out,” honoring our belief that love is justice and witnessing for the power of love to change the world in radical, faithful ways.

Ware Lecture

Sister Simone Campbell, the 2014 Ware Lecturer, is the National Coordinator of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she lobbies on issues of peace-building, immigration reform, healthcare and economic justice.

Social Justice Statements

CSAI for 2014-2018

Delegates at GA 2014 voted to select Escalating Inequality to be the 2014-2018 Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI).

Current CSAI

No vote was taken this year on the CSAI that was chosen at the 2012 General Assembly. There was a workshop on the topic offered.

Actions of Immediate Witness (AIWs) for GA 2014

Delegates adopted three Actions of Immediate Witness (AIWs) during General Session VII.

Proposed Bylaw and Rule Amendments

Proposed Bylaw and Rule Amendments were debated and passed during General Session VII and General Session VIII.

Business Resolution

The Business Resolution on Fossil Fuel Divestment was debated and passed during General Session VI.

Annual Reports to the General Assembly

The following documents are PDF files.

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Last updated on Friday, August 1, 2014.

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