Commission on Appraisal

Mission Statement

Grounded in the living tradition of our free and responsible faith, yet charged with acting independently, the Commission’s mission is to provoke deep reflection and to evoke timely, creative transformation of Unitarian Universalism, our congregations, and the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Bylaw Section of the Unitarian Universalist Association pertaining to the Commission

Section 5.8. Commission on Appraisal

The Commission on Appraisal shall consist of nine elected members. A member shall not during the term of office serve as an officer or hold a salaried position in the Association. The Commission on Appraisal shall:

  1. review any function or activity of the Association which in its judgment will benefit from an independent review and report its conclusions to a regular General Assembly;
  2. study and suggest approaches to issues which may be of concern to the Association; and
  3. report to a regular General Assembly at least once every four years on the program and accomplishments of the Association.


Review the most recent reports here.

Commission Updates

Commission on Appraisal Survey: What Should Our Next Topic Be?

We invite your participation in a brief survey by the Commission on Appraisal as we prepare to select our next study topic. The Commission serves similarly to a “think tank” on larger issues facing Unitarian Universalism.

We invite both individual Unitarian Universalists and congregations to participate in the survey. The Commission is casting as wide a net as possible among Unitarian Universalists so included in the invitation to participate are Congregation, District, Region, and Association professional staff.


The following documents are PDF files.

More Information

Class Action The Struggle with Class in Unitarian Universalism

By UUA Commission on Appraisal (COA)

From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

The 2017 Commission on Appraisal report looks at the cultural and structural forces that make up class and classism in our society and their impact on Unitarian Universalism.

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