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Where This Issue Is in the Congregational Study/Action Process
Peacemaking was selected by the 2006 General Assembly (GA) as the first issue for study and action under the new Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) Process, which was also adopted at the 2006 GA. The issue is now in the second cycle year of the new process. For a complete explanation of the CSAI process, see the Commission on Social Witness (CSW).
Congregations and Districts Start Study/Action Programs
- November 2006:
The UUA Advocacy and Witness staff prepare a Peacemaking Study/Action Guide and make it available upon request. Congregations will be notified of its availability.
- Fall/Winter 2006/7:
Congregations and districts are encouraged to begin programs of education and reflection, service, community organizing, advocacy, and public witness.
- March 1, 2007:
Deadline for Congregations and districts to submit comments regarding the Peacemaking CSAI and the Study/Action Guide. Feedback forms are available at http://www.uua.org/csw. These comments will help the CSW prepare for the GA workshop on this issue.
General Assembly 2007:
June 20-24 in Portland, Oregon The CSW conducts workshops on the Congregational Study/Action Issue. One workshop includes reports on successful practices and discussions about future possibilities.
Summer 2007 through Spring 2008:
Congregations and Districts continue programs of education and reflection, community organizing, advocacy, and public witness on Peacemaking
- March 1, 2008:
Deadline for Congregations to submit comments regarding the Peacemaking CSAI.
General Assembly 2008:
The CSW conducts workshops on the Congregational Study/Action Issue. One workshop includes reports on successful practices and discussions about future possibilities.
- November 15, 2008:
Deadline for the CSW to prepare a draft Statement of Conscience (SOC) on Peacemaking. The draft UUA SOC, a draft SOC congregational comment form, and a ballot to place the draft UUA SOC on the Final Agenda of GA 2009 will be included in the Congregational Poll, to be made available and congregations notified of its availability.
- February 1, 2009:
Deadline for Congregational Poll ballots (a quorum of 25% Participation Required) and Comment Forms.
The CSW shall then prepare a revised draft of the UUA SOC on Peacemaking, taking into consideration comments received by the member congregations and districts, and place this revised draft on the Final Agenda (GA 2009).
General Assembly 2009:
- General Assembly considers the SOC. Approval requires 2/3 vote. The Assembly may also, by a 2/3 vote,
refer the Statement for an additional year of study.
- Congregations and UUA staff conduct a year of implementation. A new CSAI will be selected at 2010 GA.