The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel introduced the UUA General Assembly in Saturday's paper like this:
Gay rights, immigrants, the environment, paganism — next week's gathering of Unitarian Universalists can seem like a collision of social caucus and New Age festival.
But the five-day event, starting Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, does have a few philosophical anchors.
"They include the inherent worth of a person, and the interconnected web of which we're all part," says its president, the Rev. William Sinkford. "We pitch a big theological tent."
The convention will bring 3,000 Unitarian Universalists from 1,000 congregations to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Convention Center for pep rallies, governance issues and sociopolitical caucuses.
Read the rest: Universalists plan five-day gathering in Fort Lauderdale with caucuses, issues, rallies (James D. Davis, Sun-Sentinel - 6.21.08)
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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.