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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Join the ad hoc Commission on Brainstorming.

Chalicechick is inviting Unitarian Universalists to "fix UUism." If you have a plan — or want to see what other imagineers have proposed — here's a list of the proposals so far.

My recommendation: An independent but perceptive group should prepare a "Denominational Politics for Dummies" guide that explains (preferably in entertaining and wholly unbureaucratic language) how decisions really get made at various levels in the Association. The point? Show constituencies that aren't already shaping the decision-making process how they could actually make changes. Brainstorming is great, but if you want to make change, my question to you is this: You and what army?

Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 21 January 2006 at 6:22 PM

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January 21, 2006 07:37 PM | Permalink for this comment


I'll freely admit that I don't have an army. I don't know enough about how things go on at the UUA to write such a booklet.

Hell, at this point I don't know which of the 15 ideas people have submitted actually have popular support. I kind of figured I'd let people pick an idea before figuring out how to carry it out. Some of the ideas would be easier to make happen than others.

But at this point, I'm just looking to see what's out there and what makes people passionate.



January 21, 2006 07:54 PM | Permalink for this comment

"Denominational Politics for Dummies" is my "Fix UUism" proposal. (Think of me as proposing a process fix rather than a substantive one.)


January 21, 2006 08:40 PM | Permalink for this comment

Sounds good to me.


Roger Kuhrt:

January 21, 2006 11:45 PM | Permalink for this comment

Philocrates: What Army? The fast growing Army of those of us who hold our movment in love and seek to deconstruct its hypercorporatism from our deep conscience! Yes, that would be the Army!

Cheerfully, Roger Kuhrt

Dudley Jones:

January 27, 2006 12:10 PM | Permalink for this comment

I went to the link referred to. Is calling someone a "WASU*U" considered friendly? It reminds me very much of the term WASP.


January 28, 2006 03:21 AM | Permalink for this comment

Dudley -- Oh, that's just Robin Edgar -- don't mind him. We can't get him to stop spewing so we mostly just ignore him. He hates UUs. But he's not a bad guy otherwise.

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