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Interdependence: Renewing Congregational Polity

A Report by the Commission on Appraisal, Unitarian Universalist Association, June 1997

Copyright © 1997 by the Unitarian Universalist Association. All rights reserved.

See also Provocative Propositions on Polity: a self-study course on congregational polity based on this report.


Preface and Acknowledgments


Part One: Congregational Polity in Theory and Practice

  1. Theological Perspective
  2. Unitarian Universalist Tradition: A Short History
  3. Comparative Congregationalisms
  4. The UUA Bylaws: A Study in Ambivalence
  5. The Spiritual and Cultural Ethos of Unitarian Universalism

Part Two: Pressure Points: Issues and Concerns Related to Congregational Polity

  1. Congregational Governance
  2. Cooperative Relationships
  3. Communications
  4. Religious Leadership
  5. Social Justice
  6. Marginalized Groups
  7. Internationalism

Conclusion and General Recommendations: Toward a New Community of Autonomous Congregations

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