UUA News (Feb23) – GA Update

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February 2023
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Unitarian Universalism is an evolving, thriving, living tradition shaped by the Unitarian Universalists in UUA member congregations, UU groups and communities. Our annual General Assembly (GA) is the primary way we come together as a single body to deliberate, discern and take democratic action to move the UU faith forward. This year, GA will offer several pivotal opportunities to take part in thoughtful discernment and dialogue about the future of our faith, in addition to many chances for connection, worship and faith development in community with thousands of fellow UUs.

Register today to join us in Pittsburgh, PA or online for GA this June 21 – 25 and be part of an historic time in our beloved living tradition.

From March through June, Presidential forums will be held in person and online in congregations across the United States. Register to attend the first forum on March 18 and find additional registration information below.

With you on the journey,


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Article II Study Commission Reads Its Proposal
After two years of study and feedback from thousands of UUs, the Article II Study Commission submitted a proposal with new language for that section of the UUA bylaws that describes Unitarian Universalist values, covenant and purpose. Watch them give voice to the proposal in this brief video.
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At General Assembly this June, Unitarian Universalists will decide on amendments to the language of the new Article II proposal and delegates will vote on whether to move the language forward for further discernment in the coming year. A simple majority vote is required for the language to move forward. Has your congregation reviewed the new proposal? Download your copy of the 26-page PDF report and share it with your congregation today.
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Delegates represent the aspirations and positions of Unitarian Universalist congregations in business votes at GA. They play a key role in our democratic process and this year, delegates will vote on new Article II language, elect a new UUA President and make other important decisions on behalf of congregations. It’s up to congregations to determine the best way to select and inform their delegates ahead of GA. Learn more about that process and help your congregation get ready for this historic time in our faith.
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The election of a new UUA President begins in June and will close during GA. This spring, there will be opportunities to get to know the candidate for UUA President, the Rev. Dr. SofĂ­a Betancourt, through presidential forums being held in-person in congregations in Virginia, Illinois, Texas and California. All forums will be streamed online for virtual participation as well. Learn more about the upcoming forums and get other important election updates.
UUA Presidential Election Hub
Not only do we move the faith forward through business decisions made in a collective democratic process, but we do so through faith formation and worship when we gather as a community. GA 2023 will offer many wonderful opportunities for these kinds of gatherings, including the historic Ware Lecture, to be given this year by Imani Perry, scholar of law, literary and cultural studies, the Service of the Living Tradition, led by the Rev. Chris Buice and Sunday Worship, led by the Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti.
More GA Highlights
ICYMI on UUA Facebook: The UUA’s Side With Love campaign just wrapped up 30 Days of Love – an online opportunity to connect virtually for spiritual nourishment, political grounding and shared practices of faith and justice. Learn more about it on our Facebook page, where you can also share the wonderful resources with your own Facebook followers.
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