Sunday afternoon’s plenary session of the General Assembly adopted a Statement of Conscience on global warming, passed three responsive resolutions, and adopted another resolution at the very end — but because I had to duck out of the plenary, I’m still scrounging around for the texts of the four additional resolutions. (More tomorrow when I return to Boston.)
The Statement of Conscience incorporated many of the amendments proposed in a series of unusually vigorous miniassemblies and extended discussions in the plenary hall. One responsive resolution addresses workers’ rights, another urged congregations to participate in the UUA’s new health insurance plan, and a third thanked UUA moderator Gini Courter for the way she conducted — and inspired — the delegates throughout the Assembly. I’ll get back to you about the final resolution (which involved asking congregations to engage in antiracism work in some way before the next General Assembly) when I have a chance to watch the video or get notes from my colleagues. I’ll add links to the final texts of the resolutions here on the General Assembly Blog as soon as they’re available.
The General Assembly was formally adjourned around 7:00 Sunday evening. Delegates and GA-goers are now enjoying parties, the week’s last dance, or well-deserved sleep.
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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.