Business & Social Witness at General Assembly 2016

General Assembly (GA) 2016 occurred in Columbus, OH, from June 22-26.

The General Assembly is the annual business meeting of the denomination. An elected moderator presides at the General Assembly in accordance with rules of procedure. 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 was set forth in the official 2016 Agenda (PDF, 19 pages) and recorded in the Minutes (PDF, 9 pages).

This page of business coverage include annual reports, on-demand video and captions for general sessions, and minutes (as they become available).

On-Demand Video

Thursday, June 23

Friday, June 24

Saturday, June 25

Sunday, June 26

Social Witness Statements, Business Resolutions, and Bylaw Amendments

Congregational Study/Action Issue

Bylaw Amendments

  • The bylaw amendment to suspend AIWs during GA 2017 in New Orleans, as amended during the mini-assembly, was adopted during General Session IV.

Business Resolutions

Actions of Immediate Witness

Draft AIWs as amended during mini-assemblies are in the Sunday CSW Alert (PDF) from the Commission on Social Witness​. Some additional amendments were adopted during General Session V.

Responsive Resolution


Annual Reports to the General Assembly

The following documents are PDF files.

UUA Moderator Jim Key, speaking at a podium and wearing a "Black Lives Matter" button.

Former UUA Moderator Jim Key