Dispatches from the annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association each June, written by UU World writers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UUA board to appoint commission to review Article II of bylaws
Will examine purposes and principles of the association
Youth, young adults reflect on being ‘in the middle’ at 2017 General Assembly Synergy Bridging service
'Youth and young adults lead this faith and make a big impact.'
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.’
Bryan Stevenson weaves story, policy in 2017 Ware Lecture
‘We will not change the world if we’re not willing to do uncomfortable things.’
BLUU receives President’s Award for Volunteer Service
Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism has given the faith a ‘movement moment.’
‘Second line’ parades Unitarian Universalist values through New Orleans
‘I hope this inspires Unitarian Universalists to really act, to resist racism, to resist homophobia, to resist hate, and to resist so many forms of injustice.’
Susan Frederick-Gray elected UUA president
Minister of Phoenix, Arizona, congregation wins three-way race to become UUA’s ninth elected president and the first woman elected to the office.