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

In a time of growing isolation, spiritual innovation is the future

In a time of growing isolation, spiritual innovation is the future

Liberal religions thrive from partnerships with non-traditional groups, faith leaders agree

Elaine McArdle | 6/26/2016

‘No more fake fights’: Sunday morning worship at GA inspires, sings

‘No more fake fights’: Sunday morning worship at GA inspires, sings

“I am tapping out of the fake fights that distract us!”

Kenny Wiley | 6/26/2016

Ware Lecturer Krista Tippett urges ‘listening as a civic tool’

Ware Lecturer Krista Tippett urges ‘listening as a civic tool’

In these toxic times, ‘Are we not of interest to each other?’ she asks.

Elaine McArdle | 6/26/2016

Du Monds win President’s Award for Volunteer Service

Du Monds win President’s Award for Volunteer Service

UUA president presents volunteers Barbara and Charles Du Mond with award for years of service.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/26/2016

What are all those yellow stripes?

What are all those yellow stripes?

General Assembly is the site of country’s largest temporary hearing loop installation.

Kenneth Sutton | 6/25/2016

Berry Street lecture takes on clergy sexual misconduct among UU ministers

Berry Street lecture takes on clergy sexual misconduct among UU ministers

Secrecy harms victims and congregations, honesty fosters healing, the Rev. Gail Seavey urges fellow ministers.

Elaine McArdle | 6/24/2016

Speakers at GA workshop call for Palestinian rights

Speakers at GA workshop call for Palestinian rights

Panelists, audience voice strong support for Palestinians.

Elaine McArdle | 6/24/2016

With angel wings, UUs respond to Westboro protesters at General Assembly

With angel wings, UUs respond to Westboro protesters at General Assembly

With angel wings lent from Orlando, hundreds of UUs overwhelm Westboro Baptists’ anti-LGBT protest. 

Kenny Wiley | 6/24/2016

In new model for difficult GA topics, panelists discuss divestment

In new model for difficult GA topics, panelists discuss divestment

Four individuals share personal stories, discuss difficulty of the topic.

Elaine McArdle | 6/24/2016

Financial advisor’s report: ‘I see hope’

Financial advisor’s report: ‘I see hope’

UUA Financial Advisor Larry Ladd reflects on health of the Association, joys of service.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/24/2016

UU Ministers Association hosts presidential candidates

UU Ministers Association hosts presidential candidates

The candidates for Unitarian Universalist Association president answer questions from UU ministers at pre-General Assembly event.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/24/2016

Rev. William Barber brings crowd to its feet at racial justice rally

Rev. William Barber brings crowd to its feet at racial justice rally

Public witness event features interfaith leaders, young adults.

Elaine McArdle, Kenny Wiley | 6/24/2016

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