Business & Social Witness at General Assembly 2017

General Assembly (GA) 2017 occurred in New Orleans, LA, and on live-streaming video from June 21-25.

The General Assembly is the annual business meeting of the denomination. A team of board-appointed moderators preside 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 is set forth in the official business agenda. Amendments, revisions, and other on-site notices are on CSW Alerts and Business Updates.

Election Results

Delegates have elected the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray as the next president of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Watch the announcement (Video).

From UU WorldSusan Frederick-Gray elected UUA president

GA Video

Events in the General Session Hall were streamed live, and available for on-demand viewing afterwards.

Wednesday, June 21

  • General Session I
    Video and Script
    • Review and Adopt Rules
    • Introduction: Right Relationship Team
    • Introduction: Chaplains
    • GA Accessibility

Thursday, June 22

  • General Session II
    Video and Script
    • Preliminary Credentials Report
    • Right Relationship Team Report
    • Introduction: GA Planning Committee
    • Introduction: Youth Caucus
    • Introduction: Young Adult Caucus
    • Recognition of Emerging Congregations and Covenanted Communities
    • Living Downstream, A History of Mississippi and New Orleans
    • Commission on Social Witness
    • Moderator’s Report & Board Panel Discussion
    • Financial Advisor’s Report
    • Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) Report
    • Renewing the Covenant Task Force Report

Friday, June 23

  • General Session III
    Video and Script
    • Presidents’ and Staff Report
    • Beacon Press Report
    • Introduction: International Guests
    • Special Visit from Dr. Mtangulizi Sanyika​
    • Beloved Conversations
    • Commission on Appraisal Report
    • UU Women’s Federation Report
    • Presentation: Angus MacLean Award
    • Annual Program Fund Report
    • Presentation: Legacy Society
    • Consider Bylaw Amendment Article II, Section C-2.1. Principles, Line 12, changing person to being
  • Public Witness: #LoveResists Rejoicing for Sanctuary & Solidarity
  • Presidential Candidates Forum

Saturday, June 24

  • General Session IV
    Video and Script
    • Presentation: Distinguished Service Award
    • Journey Towards Wholeness Transformation Committee Report
    • College of Social Justice Report
    • Consider Statement of Conscience (passed as amended (PDF), with minor typographical fixes)
    • Collection to Benefit Standing on the Side of Love
    • UU Service Committee Report
    • Consider Bylaw Amendment Article II, Section C-2.1. Principles, Line 12, changing person to being (tabled)
    • Consider Bylaw Amendment Article II, Section C-2.1.1 Principles, Line 26, changing women and men to people (passed with a four-fifths vote)
  • The Ware Lecture by Bryan Stevenson is not available for on-demand viewing.

Sunday, June 25

  • General Session V and Closing Celebration
    Video and Script
    • Panel Discussion: Young Adults
    • Establishing a Study Commission for Bylaw Article II, Principles and Purposes
    • Presentation: President’s Award for Volunteer Service
    • Responsive Resolutions
    • GA Kansas City 2018
    • Declare Election Results for Newly Elected Trustees, and Nominating Committee, followed by installations

Enjoy more of General Assembly 2017 online!

The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, UUA President

Watch the announcement of the next president of the Unitarian Universalist Association: the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray.