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