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

‘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

UUA welcomes one new congregation

UUA welcomes one new congregation

Bentonville, Arkansas, fellowship officially joins the Unitarian Universalist Association of congregations.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/23/2016

Renewing the Covenant to reimagine relationship between UUA, congregations

Renewing the Covenant to reimagine relationship between UUA, congregations

For deeper discernment, General Session on Saturday will break up entire assembly into smaller groups.

Elaine McArdle | 6/22/2016

Wendy’s protesters demand justice for farmworkers

Wendy’s protesters demand justice for farmworkers

A Columbus, Ohio, rally calls for a boycott of the fast food chain until it joins the Fair Food Program.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/22/2016

Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket UUA General Assembly in Columbus

Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket UUA General Assembly in Columbus

UUA leaders are in conversation with police about plans by antigay group to picket General Assembly on Friday.

Christopher L. Walton | 6/17/2016

UUs will gather in Ohio around interfaith cooperation, racial justice

UUs will gather in Ohio around interfaith cooperation, racial justice

But General Assembly resolution targeting occupation of Palestine may prove divisive.

Elaine McArdle | 6/13/2016

Final texts: Social witness statements at General Assembly

Final texts: Social witness statements at General Assembly

A Statement of Conscience and three Actions of Immediate Witness, passed by the 2015 General Assembly, focus on reproductive justice, Black Lives Matter, climate justice, and immigration.
 

Kenny Wiley | 7/9/2015

Black Lives Matter resolution, rally, die-in cap General Assembly

Black Lives Matter resolution, rally, die-in cap General Assembly

“It’s not enough to say black lives matter—you have to believe it, and to live it.”

Kenny Wiley | 6/29/2015

Cornel West challenges, electrifies in 2015 Ware Lecture

Cornel West challenges, electrifies in 2015 Ware Lecture

“Let the phones be smart,” Cornel West tells Unitarian Universalists. “We have to be wise and aspire to integrity.”

Kenny Wiley | 6/28/2015

Call to action for climate justice, featuring Lummi Nation

Call to action for climate justice, featuring Lummi Nation

General Assembly public witness event calls UUs to commit to climate justice.

Elaine McArdle | 6/28/2015

Session 3: UUA adopts Statement of Conscience on reproductive justice

Session 3: UUA adopts Statement of Conscience on reproductive justice

In Friday’s General Session, UUA commits to reproductive justice, announces collaborative fundraising campaign, hears COA report on class.

Christopher L. Walton, Sonja L. Cohen | 6/27/2015

Commission on Appraisal will remain independent, delegates vote

Commission on Appraisal will remain independent, delegates vote

Delegates vote against bylaw amendment to make Commission on Appraisal a committee of the UUA board

Elaine McArdle | 6/27/2015

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