Dispatches from the annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association each June, written by UU World writers.
Wendy’s protesters demand justice for farmworkers
A Columbus, Ohio, rally calls for a boycott of the fast food chain until it joins the Fair Food Program.
Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket UUA General Assembly in Columbus
UUA leaders are in conversation with police about plans by antigay group to picket General Assembly on Friday.
UUs will gather in Ohio around interfaith cooperation, racial justice
But General Assembly resolution targeting occupation of Palestine may prove divisive.
Final texts: Social witness statements at General Assembly
A Statement of Conscience and three Actions of Immediate Witness, passed by the 2015 General Assembly, focus on reproductive justice, Black Lives Matter, climate justice, and immigration.
Black Lives Matter resolution, rally, die-in cap General Assembly
“It’s not enough to say black lives matter—you have to believe it, and to live it.”
Cornel West challenges, electrifies in 2015 Ware Lecture
“Let the phones be smart,” Cornel West tells Unitarian Universalists. “We have to be wise and aspire to integrity.”
Call to action for climate justice, featuring Lummi Nation
General Assembly public witness event calls UUs to commit to climate justice.
Session 3: UUA adopts Statement of Conscience on reproductive justice
In Friday’s General Session, UUA commits to reproductive justice, announces collaborative fundraising campaign, hears COA report on class.
Commission on Appraisal will remain independent, delegates vote
Delegates vote against bylaw amendment to make Commission on Appraisal a committee of the UUA board
Better process for handling cases of clergy sex misconduct
UUA has made strides in giving survivors of clergy sexual misconduct more voice in complaint process
Clark Olsen receives Distinguished Service Award
Longtime minister and activist earns Association's highest honor.
Synergy bridging worship full of cheers, song
“We were reminded tonight that each of our small actions come together to create greater change.”