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.

Commission Updates

The Commission on Appraisal held a meeting following General Assembly 2022. Our time spent together (in a hybrid environment) was fruitful. After rigorous discussion, debate, and consideration, a new study topic was unanimously chosen. Embracing spirit and leaning into our continuing charge to serve the regular General Assembly (as stated in the bylaws), we have begun work on Religious Engagement: Navigating the Shifting Landscape of Unitarian Universalism. We look forward to fully exploring this topic and continuing our work, for our chosen faith.