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

Photo highlights from the 2019 UUA General Assembly

Demonstrating the ‘power of we’

Demonstrating the ‘power of we’

General Assembly rallies with local activist groups against expansion of Spokane County Jail, raises almost $40,000 for community center.

Elaine McArdle | 9/1/2019 | Fall 2019

Media roundup: General Assembly attendees support activists in Spokane

Media roundup: General Assembly attendees support activists in Spokane

General Assembly public witness event draws local media; book by Spokane minister provokes denunciations; Goodridges speak about the personal costs of making history.

Staff Writer | 9/1/2019 | Fall 2019

Three UUs presented top awards at 2019 GA

Three UUs presented top awards at 2019 GA

The Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed, CB Beal, and Denise Rimes honored at 2019 General Assembly.

Elaine McArdle | 9/1/2019 | Fall 2019

GA 2019 one of the greenest

GA 2019 one of the greenest

For the first time, all General Assembly venues relied entirely on renewable energy; two hotels also adopted ongoing in-room recycling.

Elaine McArdle | 8/29/2019 | Fall 2019

GA affirms democracy as vital but corrupted ideal

GA affirms democracy as vital but corrupted ideal

At annual business meeting, Unitarian Universalists also celebrate completion of fundraising for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism.

Christopher L. Walton | 8/6/2019 | Fall 2019

UUs rally to end mass incarceration, stop Spokane jail expansion

UUs rally to end mass incarceration, stop Spokane jail expansion

Chanting “End mass incarceration!” and “Schools not cells!” about 1,000 Unitarian Universalists gathered in a public park in Spokane, Washington, for the General Assembly 2019 public witness event.

Elaine McArdle | 6/21/2019

General Assembly 2019 asks, ‘What do we want our faith to be?’

General Assembly 2019 asks, ‘What do we want our faith to be?’

In Spokane and in online groups, Unitarian Universalists will engage with questions of their religion’s purpose and future.

Elaine McArdle | 6/14/2019

In final vote, General Assembly affirms issues other petitions raised

In final vote, General Assembly affirms issues other petitions raised

Delegates affirm importance of issues raised by three proposed Actions of Immediate Witness that did not make it onto the final agenda.

Christopher L. Walton | 6/29/2018

‘No time for a casual faith’: Watch the 2018 General Assembly’s Sunday worship service

‘No time for a casual faith’: Watch the 2018 General Assembly’s Sunday worship service

‘As Unitarian Universalists, we are first and foremost religious communities that practice love as our foundation—and we are living in times of heartbreak, violence, and pain.’

Staff Writer | 6/28/2018

LREDA receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

LREDA receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Liberal Religious Educators Association ‘leads at the margins of our faith,’ says UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/27/2018

Unitarian Universalists call for abolition of ICE and end of family separation at border

Unitarian Universalists call for abolition of ICE and end of family separation at border

UUA General Assembly continues focus on dismantling white supremacy. Resolutions condemn criminalization of migrants, call for end to private prisons, and urge support for indigenous water protectors.

Christopher L. Walton | 6/25/2018

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