A study commission has begun work to revise Article II of the UUA Bylaws. Article II currently includes the Principles, Sources, and Purposes of the UUA, along with a Statement of Inclusion and a Statement of Freedom of Belief. It expresses the covenant that our congregations make to each other as part of the UUA.
Article II was last revised in 1985, with amendments approved in 1995 and 2018. A proposed revision narrowly failed in 2009.
The study commission is engaging groups and individuals in conversation about our values and purposes as an organization and as a faith community and will be hosting workshops and conversations at the 2021 General Assembly. A draft of the new statement will be presented to the 2022 General Assembly.
The commission is chaired by Becky Brooks and the Rev. Cheryl M. Walker. Other members are Paula Cole Jones, Satya Mamdani, Rob Spirko, and Maya Waller. Learn more about the commission and its work.