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Dispatches from the annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association each June, written by UU World writers.

Aisha Hauser accepts MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education

Aisha Hauser accepts MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education

Religious educator Aisha Hauser ‘has not just brought dignity—she has redefined dignity,’ says award presenter Jessica York.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/22/2018

Distinguished Service Award recipient Danielle Di Bona is ‘Unitarian Universalism’s chaplain’

Distinguished Service Award recipient Danielle Di Bona is ‘Unitarian Universalism’s chaplain’

The Rev. Danielle Assunta Di Bona receives the UUA’s highest honor for years of service and chaplain work.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/22/2018

Kansas City activist arrested in confrontation with anti-LGBT protesters

Kansas City activist arrested in confrontation with anti-LGBT protesters

During brief protest of Unitarian Universalist support for LGBT lives by Westboro Baptist Church, police arrest a local activist. General Assembly Safety Team works to de-escalate situation with police.

Elaine McArdle | 6/21/2018

General Assembly kicks off with music, worship, and celebration

General Assembly kicks off with music, worship, and celebration

The Unitarian Universalist Association’s fifty-seventh General Assembly begins in Kansas City, Missouri, June 20, 2018.

Kenneth Sutton | 6/21/2018

Ministers mark Juneteenth with rally and action in Kansas City

Ministers mark Juneteenth with rally and action in Kansas City

Unitarian Universalist ministers and local UUs mark Juneteenth with rally in solidarity with Poor People’s Campaign in Kansas City.

Christopher L. Walton | 6/20/2018

Second Source language changed preliminarily at General Assembly 2017

Second Source language changed preliminarily at General Assembly 2017

Delegates vote to change ‘woman and men’ to ‘people’ in Second Source; GA will vote again on amendment in 2018.

Kenny Wiley | 6/30/2017

Sunday worship service celebrates the ‘shared world’

Sunday worship service celebrates the ‘shared world’

Offering at 2017 General Assembly’s largest event raises $105,000 for Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children.

Elaine McArdle | 6/30/2017

UUA board to appoint commission to review Article II of bylaws

UUA board to appoint commission to review Article II of bylaws

Will examine purposes and principles of the association

Elaine McArdle | 6/29/2017

Youth, young adults reflect on being ‘in the middle’ at 2017 General Assembly Synergy Bridging service

Moderator Jim Key honored during memorial service at GA

Moderator Jim Key honored during memorial service at GA

‘Love as he loved, as if every day we live could be our last, and that no one who needs our saving faith is left outside the door.’

Elaine McArdle | 6/28/2017

Bryan Stevenson weaves story, policy in 2017 Ware Lecture

Bryan Stevenson weaves story, policy in 2017 Ware Lecture

‘We will not change the world if we’re not willing to do uncomfortable things.’

Elaine McArdle, Kenny Wiley | 6/28/2017

BLUU receives President’s Award for Volunteer Service

BLUU receives President’s Award for Volunteer Service

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism has given the faith a ‘movement moment.’

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/25/2017

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