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The Future of GA

Posted by Carey McDonald // January 7th 2013 // Events and Opportunities, Issues and Trends, young adults // no comments

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Do you know about the 5th Principle Task Force which was commissioned to examine how to restructure the Unitarian Universalist Association’s annual business meeting General Assembly (GA)? In 2009, this group issued a report with some big recommendations for how to restructure this Unitarian Universalist event.

Commissioned by the UUA Board of Trustees, the report describes the governance activities of the GA Plenary Sessions as “dramatically broken,” “not really democratic” and “economically discriminatory.” In place of the current GA structure, the task force recommends a more focused business meeting every other year buttressed by intentional local engagement throughout the two-year process, with or without an additional program assembly.

You can read the full report here.

What could this mean for UU’s, and for young adults in particular? At its January meeting, the UUA Board of Trustees will be discussing these important questions. They will look at how we gather and how we govern as two independent and interrelated questions, recognizing the immense spiritual value of the community, network, learning, worship and service that also takes place at GA.

What can you imagine for the future of GA? The Board wants to hear from you! Young adults will be present at the Board meeting to carry your voice forward.


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Carey is the Chief Operating Officer for the UUA.
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