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Business & Social Witness at General Assembly 2020

The General Assembly (GA) is the annual business meeting of the denomination. Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Co-Moderators Elandria Williams and Mr. Barb Greve preside over the general sessions in which the business of the Association is conducted.​

General Assemblies make overall policy for carrying out the purposes of the Association and direct and control its affairs. Voting at each regular and special General Assembly shall be by accredited delegates from certified member congregations, certified associate member organizations, and trustees.

The business to be transacted is set forth in the official business agenda.

Social Witness

Actions of Immediate Witness (AIWs)

The following proposed AIWs were voted on during General Session 5. See the June 26 CSW Update (PDF) for more information.

Responsive Resolutions

The following Proposed Responsive Resolutions were voted on during General Session 5.

  • Widening the Circle: Establishing Ongoing Intersectional Accountability Commission and Sunsetting the JTWTC—Adopted
  • Supporting and Investing In Youth and Young Adults in Unitarian Universalism—Adopted
  • The Pandemic: a Religious Response—Adopted
  • Responsive Resolution to the Report from the Commission on Institutional Change—Not admitted to the agenda (not adopted)

Watch GA Business Video

  • General Session 1
    • Libations—honoring those who have come before
    • Introduction: GA Youth / Youth Caucus
    • Introduction: YA@GA—Young Adults at General Assembly
    • Introduction: Chaplains
    • Introduction: Right Relationship Team
    • Introduction: Accessibility
    • Adoption of Rules of Procedure
  • General Session 2
    • GA Theme—Roots
    • Preliminary Credentials Report
    • President’s Report
    • Special Collection: UU the Vote
    • Commission on Social Witness Report
    • Presentation of Actions of Immediate Witness
    • Framing for Breakout Groups
  • General Session 3
    • Commission on Institutional Change Report
  • Reports
    • Beacon Press Report
    • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Report
    • Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation
      Report
  • General Session 4
    • GA Theme—Rooted Inspiration
    • Chaplains, GA Planning Committee, Right Relationship Team Updates
    • Voting Process Review
    • Rules Review
    • Bylaw Amendments
      • Co-Moderator Vacancies—Adopted
      • Timelines for Nominating Committee—Adopted
    • Business Resolutions
  • Board Report and Conversation with Incoming Co-Moderators
  • General Session 5
    • GA Theme—Rooted, Inspired, and Ready
    • Installation of Elected Volunteers to the Board of Trustees, General Assembly Planning Committee, and Nominating Committee
    • Voting Process Review
    • Consideration of Actions of Immediate Witness
    • Proposed Responsive Resolutions
      • Widening the Circle: Establishing Ongoing Intersectional Accountability Commission and Sunsetting the JTWTC—Adopted
      • Supporting and Investing In Youth and Young Adults in Unitarian Universalism—Adopted
      • The Pandemic: a Religious Response—Adopted
      • Responsive Resolution to the Report from the Commission on Institutional Change—Not admitted to the agenda (not adopted)
  • General Session 6
    • Final Reports from Chaplains and Right Relationship Teams
    • Courageous Love Awards
    • Co-Moderators’ Report
    • Installation of Incoming Co-Moderators
    • Appreciation of Co-Moderators Rev. Mr. Barb Greve and Elandria Williams
    • Words of Thanks
    • Invitation to GA 2021
    • GA Theme—Rooted, Inspired, and Ready to Act
    • Final Credentials Report

UUA Board Support for the Movement for Black Lives

The UUA board answers the urgent call to support the Six Nineteen demands to defend Black lives released by the Movement for Black Lives.