Delegates to the General Assembly will vote on a “statement of conscience” entitled “Moral Values for a Pluralistic Society” during the Saturday morning plenary, June 23. The draft resolution is available from the Commission on Social Witness. Amendments to the final version must be offered during one of two mini-assemblies on Thursday, June 21, at 1:00 or 2:45. (The sessions are 2029 and 2059.)
Until last year’s General Assembly changed the process that generates Statements of Conscience, these resolutions had required two years of congregational study and review. Statements of Conscience are regarded by the UUA’s Washington Office for Advocacy as the official positions of the Unitarian Universalist Association as a whole. Last year’s General Assembly extended the study/action process from two to four years, so the “moral values” statement will be the last one adopted following a two-year review process.
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Christopher L. Walton is editor of UU World. He holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Utah and is a member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship.