Keep up with the latest news from the 2009 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association in Salt Lake City, June 24–28, with UU World’s General Assembly Blog.
UU World writers will be posting frequent updates about the UUA presidential election, a proposed revision to the UUA’s Principles and Purposes, several social justice resolutions including a Statement of Conscience on peacemaking, and other business.
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Extended coverage of many GA workshops and programs, including streaming video of major events, will be posted throughout GA on UUA.org. UU World’s full coverage of GA will appear in the Fall issue.
Although delegates at this year’s General Assembly will be taking a preliminary vote on the first comprehensive revision of the UUA's Principles and Purposes since 1985, the big story at GA will be the election of a new UUA president on Saturday, June 27. The Rev. Dr. Laurel Hallman of Dallas and the Rev. Peter Morales of Golden, Colo., will be campaigning aggressively for undecided delegates’ votes. (Read UU World’s profiles of Hallman and Morales, and visit UUA.org’s Election section for more information, including videos and transcripts of several presidential candidates’ debates.) The winner will be announced Saturday evening.
Other items on the agenda include:
The business agenda includes the slate of candidates for UUA elections, the text of bylaw changes and the proposed Statement of Conscience, and the rules of procedure.
UU World’s team at GA this year includes Christopher L. Walton, editor; Donald E. Skinner, contributing editor; and Sonja L. Cohen, assistant editor.
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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.