Sunday, January 15, 2006
UUA trustees meet in Boston next weekend.
You can find agendas, reports, and related documents on the Board of Trustees section of the UUA website. Board meetings are open to the public.
A few topics on the Board's agenda have come up on the UU blogs this past year: I take it that the "Fort Worth Video/Discussion" Thursday evening at 7:30 is related to incidents at last summer's General Assembly. A final report from the Special Review Commission set up to examine those events will be given to the Board on Saturday morning at 11:10. The "Growth Working Group" discussion at 10:30 Saturday morning should be interesting, as should the "Our Association" discussion Saturday afternoon at 1:45.
One proposal from the Our Association Working Group that would eventually make its way to the General Assembly involves formally changing the UUA's name from "Unitarian Universalist Association" to "Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations," the name that has been used somewhat formally by UUA staff for several years and that is reflected in the UUA's new logo. Somewhat cryptically, the main agenda for the Board adds a second renaming option—"The Liberal Church of America"—which is one of the names proposed back when the Unitarians and Universalists first considered consolidating. I suspect this option is simply to stimulate thinking; I can't imagine a groundswell of support for it.
More important conversations are taking place around the purposes of the Association; the status of independent affiliate organizations (and, consequently, programming at the General Assembly); the future shape of youth ministry; and models for congregational growth and development.
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 15 January 2006 at 5:44 PM