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Congregational Polity and the Myth of Congregational Autonomy
Congregational Polity and the Myth of Congregational Autonomy

Congregational polity is not fundamentally about autonomy or protecting individuals from spiritual coercion. This understanding repels healthy people, weakens connections among churches, and perpetuates widespread suspicion about leadership. This workshop lays groundwork for a movement wide re-covenanting process that could reunite the community of UU congregations.

About the Authors

  • Rev. Sue Phillips was our UUA's Regional Lead for New England. She led vision and strategy for the New England staff team as they served the 231 congregations in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Sue writes, preaches, and speaks widely...
  • For more information, see the UUA.org page about the New England Region .

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