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General Assembly

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

Second Source language changed preliminarily at General Assembly 2017

Second Source language changed preliminarily at General Assembly 2017

Delegates vote to change ‘woman and men’ to ‘people’ in Second Source; GA will vote again on amendment in 2018.

Kenny Wiley | 6/30/2017

Sunday worship service celebrates the ‘shared world’

Sunday worship service celebrates the ‘shared world’

Offering at 2017 General Assembly’s largest event raises $105,000 for Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children.

Elaine McArdle | 6/30/2017

UUA board to appoint commission to review Article II of bylaws

UUA board to appoint commission to review Article II of bylaws

Will examine purposes and principles of the association

Elaine McArdle | 6/29/2017

Youth, young adults reflect on being ‘in the middle’ at 2017 General Assembly Synergy Bridging service

Moderator Jim Key honored during memorial service at GA

Moderator Jim Key honored during memorial service at GA

‘Love as he loved, as if every day we live could be our last, and that no one who needs our saving faith is left outside the door.’

Elaine McArdle | 6/28/2017

Bryan Stevenson weaves story, policy in 2017 Ware Lecture

Bryan Stevenson weaves story, policy in 2017 Ware Lecture

‘We will not change the world if we’re not willing to do uncomfortable things.’

Elaine McArdle, Kenny Wiley | 6/28/2017

BLUU receives President’s Award for Volunteer Service

BLUU receives President’s Award for Volunteer Service

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism has given the faith a ‘movement moment.’

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/25/2017

‘Second line’ parades Unitarian Universalist values through New Orleans

‘Second line’ parades Unitarian Universalist values through New Orleans

‘I hope this inspires Unitarian Universalists to really act, to resist racism, to resist homophobia, to resist hate, and to resist so many forms of injustice.’

Kenny Wiley, Elaine McArdle | 6/25/2017

Susan Frederick-Gray elected UUA president

Susan Frederick-Gray elected UUA president

Minister of Phoenix, Arizona, congregation wins three-way race to become UUA’s ninth elected president and the first woman elected to the office.

Christopher L. Walton | 6/24/2017

Assembly adopts economic inequality Statement of Conscience

Assembly adopts economic inequality Statement of Conscience

'Challenging extreme inequity locally and globally is a moral imperative.'

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/24/2017

Guide to General Assembly coverage

Guide to General Assembly coverage

Guide to UU World’s coverage of the 2017 UUA General Assembly in New Orleans.

Staff Writer | 6/24/2017

Make a difference, the Rev. Cheryl M. Walker urges UUs at the Service of the Living Tradition

Make a difference, the Rev. Cheryl M. Walker urges UUs at the Service of the Living Tradition

‘The times we live in right now are ripe with the potential for great transformational seeds to be planted,’ she says.

Elaine McArdle | 6/24/2017

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