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Saturday, June 21, General Assembly 1997

During Saturday's plenary session, a proposal to give Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) district presidents General Assembly (GA) voting privileges went down to defeat once again. The proposal did not receive the necessary two-thirds vote required to amend the bylaws and an initiative that begin in 1994 came to an end. The UUA Board of Trustees had recommended approval of the change by a vote of 12 to 9 with 1 abstention.

The process began Friday to select one of five Study/Action Issues for intensive Unitarian Universalist (UU) study:

  • support of the United Nations
  • health care reform
  • gender justice
  • education
  • building religious tolerance through interfaith cooperation

Saturday's plenary session selected the last issue, "building religious tolerance through interfaith cooperation", and started a three year process to result in a Statement of Conscience on the issue. If adopted, it will become official UUA policy.

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Last updated on Thursday, September 8, 2011.

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UUA Moderator Denny Davidoff (second from left) with Rosemary Matson (far left), composer Carolyn McDade (second from right) and Lucille Longview (right), initiator of the Women and Religion resolution.

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Rev. Takahiro Miwa, Secretary General of the International Association for Religious Freedom addresses the plenary session.

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Dr. Sanchez read from her book, "Does Your House Have Lions?" at a Saturday evening workshop and autographed copies of it and another work, "Wounded in the House of a Friend." Seated with Dr. Sanchez are Beacon Press Director Helene Atwan and Sales Coordinator Hannah Bordwas.
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