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

Better process for handling cases of clergy sex misconduct

Better process for handling cases of clergy sex misconduct

UUA has made strides in giving survivors of clergy sexual misconduct more voice in complaint process

Elaine McArdle | 6/27/2015

Clark Olsen receives Distinguished Service Award

Clark Olsen receives Distinguished Service Award

Longtime minister and activist earns Association's highest honor.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/27/2015

Synergy bridging worship full of cheers, song

Synergy bridging worship full of cheers, song

“We were reminded tonight that each of our small actions come together to create greater change.”

Kenny Wiley | 6/27/2015

GA Talk: #BlackLivesMatter is inevitable conclusion

GA Talk: #BlackLivesMatter is inevitable conclusion

Amanda Weatherspoon and Kenny Wiley situate contemporary Unitarian Universalism in relation to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Kenneth Sutton | 6/26/2015

Group considers ways to make GA more inclusive, engaging

Group considers ways to make GA more inclusive, engaging

Workshop participants discussed ways to help the UUA Board reimagine governance.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/26/2015

Why failure is not an option

Why failure is not an option

Ministerial Conference at Berry Street essay presented by the Rev. Sean Parker Dennison.

Kenneth Sutton | 6/26/2015

Proposed change to Commission on Appraisal meets strong resistance

Proposed change to Commission on Appraisal meets strong resistance

At a mini-assembly Thursday, a proposed change to the Commission on Appraisal met strong opposition.

Elaine McArdle | 6/25/2015

Crowded assembly enthusiastic about reproductive justice

Crowded assembly enthusiastic about reproductive justice

General Assembly delegates discussed, submitted amendments to a proposed Statement of Conscience on Reproductive Justice.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/25/2015

Session 2: Five new congregations join UUA

Session 2: Five new congregations join UUA

UUA welcomes five new congregations, hears reports from president, moderator, and Board of Trustees.

Sonja L. Cohen, Christopher L. Walton, Elaine McArdle | 6/25/2015

GA begins in celebration and worship

GA begins in celebration and worship

Live updates from the opening ceremony of the UUA's 2015 General Assembly.

Kenneth Sutton | 6/24/2015

Follow the 2015 General Assembly in Portland

Follow the 2015 General Assembly in Portland

Join UU World’s team for daily coverage of the UUA’s convention in Portland, Oregon, June 24-28.

Christopher L. Walton | 6/24/2015

WaterFire, and a wedding, cap off Saturday GA celebrations

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