UUA General Assembly Concludes

General Assembly, A Meeting of Congregations

Unitarian Universalists Support Immigration Justice, Reproductive Justice; Repudiate Doctrine of Discovery at Annual Meeting

PHOENIX – The 2012 Justice General Assembly (GA) of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) closed Sunday night, June 24th.  Nearly 4,000 people attended the annual meeting to gather in worship, attend social justice workshops, bear public witness for immigration justice, and tend to UUA business. Highlights of the meeting include:

The adoption of a faith-based institutional commitment to reproductive justice.  
• The repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery.
• An interfaith candlelight vigil at the Tent City jail, attended by thousands of Unitarian Universalists (UUs) and other social justice supporters, covered extensively by the media.
• Workshops and other educational opportunities centered around immigration justice.
• The strengthening of social justice alliances

Next year’s General Assembly will held in Louisville, KY, June 19-23, 2013.  First Unitarian has room for at least 20 members to serve as delegates to GA. There are additional roles as off-site delegates. Talk to the ministers, the Board, or any member of the Congregation Confluence Committee for details.