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Dispatches from the annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association each June, written by UU World writers.

What are all those yellow stripes?

What are all those yellow stripes?

General Assembly is the site of country’s largest temporary hearing loop installation.

Kenneth Sutton | 6/25/2016

Berry Street lecture takes on clergy sexual misconduct among UU ministers

Berry Street lecture takes on clergy sexual misconduct among UU ministers

Secrecy harms victims and congregations, honesty fosters healing, the Rev. Gail Seavey urges fellow ministers.

Elaine McArdle | 6/24/2016

Speakers at GA workshop call for Palestinian rights

Speakers at GA workshop call for Palestinian rights

Panelists, audience voice strong support for Palestinians.

Elaine McArdle | 6/24/2016

With angel wings, UUs respond to Westboro protesters at General Assembly

With angel wings, UUs respond to Westboro protesters at General Assembly

With angel wings lent from Orlando, hundreds of UUs overwhelm Westboro Baptists’ anti-LGBT protest. 

Kenny Wiley | 6/24/2016

In new model for difficult GA topics, panelists discuss divestment

In new model for difficult GA topics, panelists discuss divestment

Four individuals share personal stories, discuss difficulty of the topic.

Elaine McArdle | 6/24/2016

Financial advisor’s report: ‘I see hope’

Financial advisor’s report: ‘I see hope’

UUA Financial Advisor Larry Ladd reflects on health of the Association, joys of service.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/24/2016

UU Ministers Association hosts presidential candidates

UU Ministers Association hosts presidential candidates

The candidates for Unitarian Universalist Association president answer questions from UU ministers at pre-General Assembly event.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/24/2016

Rev. William Barber brings crowd to its feet at racial justice rally

Rev. William Barber brings crowd to its feet at racial justice rally

Public witness event features interfaith leaders, young adults.

Elaine McArdle, Kenny Wiley | 6/24/2016

‘Life calls us on’: Sinkford challenges at GA Service of the Living Tradition

‘Life calls us on’: Sinkford challenges at GA Service of the Living Tradition

“Resistance is what love looks like in the face of hate.”

Kenny Wiley | 6/24/2016

Moral Mondays leader William Barber: ‘Mourn and protest’

Moral Mondays leader William Barber: ‘Mourn and protest’

Watch the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber’s General Assembly address.

Christopher L. Walton | 6/23/2016

Rabbi Jacobs: Why I raised divestment concerns during celebration

Rabbi Jacobs: Why I raised divestment concerns during celebration

Concerned about ‘imbalanced’ debate, Rabbi Rick Jacobs challenged divestment resolution during GA’s Opening Celebration.

Elaine McArdle | 6/23/2016

‘Stronger together’: Orlando, divestment among themes of UUA General Assembly opening celebration

‘Stronger together’: Orlando, divestment among themes of UUA General Assembly opening celebration

Interfaith leaders, UU youth and young adults of color take center stage, call for working ‘together’ on General Assembly’s opening night.

Kenny Wiley, Elaine McArdle | 6/23/2016

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