MidAmerica Bylaws: Article II. Purpose

Section 1. Purpose. The Region shall work to support, enrich, and extend Unitarian Universalism in the defined geographic area. The Region shall work in collaboration with the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Section 2. Geographic Area. The general geographic areas comprising the Region are that of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, most of Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, western Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Section 3. Cooperative Relationships. The Region affirms the independence and autonomy of local churches, fellowships, societies and congregations (hereinafter all called “congregations”), as well as the strength and vitality that comes from their active collaboration and cooperation with each other, with the Region, with the Unitarian Universalist Association (hereinafter called “the UUA”) and with other groups. The Region affirms its cooperative relationship with the UUA.

Section 4. Inclusivity. Systems of power, privilege, and oppression have traditionally created barriers for persons and groups with particular identities, ages, abilities, and histories. We pledge to do all we can to replace such barriers with ever-widening circles of solidarity and mutual respect. We strive to be an association of congregations that truly welcome all persons and commit to structuring congregational and associational life in ways that empower and enhance everyone’s participation.