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Dispatches from the annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association each June, written by UU World writers.
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Second Source language changed preliminarily at General Assembly 2017

June 30, 2017 - 4:30 pm
delegates at pro microphone

Kenny Wiley

Delegates vote to change ‘woman and men’ to ‘people’ in Second Source; GA will vote again on amendment in 2018.

Led by TRUUsT, General Assembly delegates preliminarily vote to change ‘women and men’ to ‘people’ in UU Second Source

June 30, 2017 - 4:30 pm
delegates at pro microphone

Kenny Wiley

‘This change in language is getting at the heart of gender identity and inviting folks of different identities in our space and in our faith.’

Sunday worship service celebrates the ‘shared world’

June 30, 2017 - 2:40 pm
Rev. Mara Dowdall praying with closed eyes in front of GA choir

Elaine McArdle

Offering at 2017 General Assembly’s largest event raises $105,000 for Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children.

GA Sunday worship includes local UU congregations, members of the public

June 30, 2017 - 2:40 pm
Rev. Mara Dowdall praying with closed eyes in front of GA choir

Elaine McArdle

‘The only way we will keep this world is to share it,’ urges the Rev. Mara Dowdall

UUA board to appoint commission to review Article II of bylaws

June 29, 2017 - 3:15 pm

Elaine McArdle

Will examine purposes and principles of the association

UUA board to appoint commission to review Article II of bylaws

June 29, 2017 - 3:15 pm

Elaine McArdle

Will examine purposes and principles of the association

Youth, young adults reflect on being ‘in the middle’ at 2017 General Assembly Synergy Bridging service

June 29, 2017 - 11:30 am
view of people on stage from within the audience

Kenny Wiley

'Youth and young adults lead this faith and make a big impact.'

Youth, young adults reflect on being ‘in the middle’ at 2017 General Assembly Synergy Bridging service

June 29, 2017 - 11:30 am

Kenny Wiley

'Youth and young adults lead this faith and make a big impact.'

Moderator Jim Key honored during memorial service at GA

June 28, 2017 - 12:10 pm
Trustee Elandria Williams and Interim Co-President Leon Spencer at Jim Key’s GA memorial service

Elaine McArdle

‘Love as he loved, as if every day we live could be our last, and that no one who needs our saving faith is left outside the door.’

Moderator Jim Key honored during memorial service at GA

June 28, 2017 - 12:10 pm
Trustee Elandria Williams and Interim Co-President Leon Spencer at Jim Key’s GA memorial service

Elaine McArdle

‘Love as he loved, as if every day we live could be our last, and that no one who needs our saving faith is left outside the door.’

Bryan Stevenson weaves story, policy in 2017 Ware Lecture

June 28, 2017 - 10:00 am
Bryan Stevenson at podium

Elaine McArdle, Kenny Wiley

‘We will not change the world if we’re not willing to do uncomfortable things.’

Bryan Stevenson weaves story, policy in 2017 Ware Lecture

June 28, 2017 - 10:00 am
Bryan Stevenson at podium

Elaine McArdle, Kenny Wiley

‘We will not change the world if we’re not willing to do uncomfortable things.’

BLUU receives President’s Award for Volunteer Service

June 25, 2017 - 2:10 pm
Co-President Leon Spencer presents Award for Volunteer Service to Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism

Sonja L. Cohen

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism has given the faith a ‘movement moment.’

BLUU receives President’s Award for Volunteer Service

June 25, 2017 - 2:10 pm
Co-President Leon Spencer presents Award for Volunteer Service to Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism

Sonja L. Cohen

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism has given the faith a ‘movement moment.’

‘Second line’ parades Unitarian Universalist values through New Orleans

June 25, 2017 - 10:45 am
The "Love Resists" second line leaves the General Assembly convention center

Kenny Wiley, Elaine McArdle

‘I hope this inspires Unitarian Universalists to really act, to resist racism, to resist homophobia, to resist hate, and to resist so many forms of injustice.’

‘Second line’ parades Unitarian Universalist values through New Orleans

June 25, 2017 - 10:45 am
The "Love Resists" second line leaves the General Assembly convention center

Kenny Wiley, Elaine McArdle

‘I hope this inspires Unitarian Universalists to really act, to resist racism, to resist homophobia, to resist hate, and to resist so many forms of injustice.’

Susan Frederick-Gray elected UUA president

June 24, 2017 - 10:15 pm
The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

Christopher L. Walton

Minister of Phoenix, Arizona, congregation wins three-way race to become UUA’s ninth elected president and the first woman elected to the office.

Susan Frederick-Gray elected UUA president

June 24, 2017 - 10:15 pm
The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

Christopher L. Walton

Minister of Phoenix, Arizona, congregation wins three-way race to become UUA’s ninth elected president and the first woman elected to the office.

Assembly adopts economic inequality Statement of Conscience

June 24, 2017 - 11:55 am
Gregory Boyd at podium during general session

Sonja L. Cohen

'Challenging extreme inequity locally and globally is a moral imperative.'

Assembly adopts economic inequality Statement of Conscience

June 24, 2017 - 11:55 am

Sonja L. Cohen

'Challenging extreme inequity locally and globally is a moral imperative.'

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