2024 General Assembly Edition

Every day UUs speak out on why they are voting NO on Article II.

Six Arguments Against Article II

Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels offers six arguments against the proposed Article II revisions. Watch an excerpt of the video above. See the Video Library for the full talk.

Keep it Simple

Keep the argument simple. “It’s liberal vs. Progressive Woke. It’s that simple.” Once we started having conversations, most our our delegates decided to vote NO.

Impact on Religious Ed Materials

Must we give up our RE materials and hymns to be compliant? Maybe we need another service organization aligned with our Principles.

More to Consider, Before You Vote

Three Minute GA Video

As a Platinum Sponsor of the 2024 GA, UU the Conversation was allowed to present a 3-minute video. This video is a modified version after the initial submission was rejected. See the Video Library for the original video.

Much Ado About Article II (Snippet)

The proposed Article II should not be seen as a “stand alone” amendment. There are larger implications on Congregational Polity. This video snippet provides an “insider look” on the implications if Article II is adopted

GA Meet Ups and Important Dates

UU the Conversation is sponsoring several Meet Up Sessions during GA. All are invited. Click the image to access the Meet Up Schedule and a listing of Important Dates at GA.

Banned Materials from GA

Many of our advertising materials submitted as part of it Platinum Level Sponsorship were rejected and banned from GA. See what UU leadership removed from the conversation.

Straw Poll Results

A brief straw poll was taken of GA delegates to determine how well they represent the will of their congregations. Watch this short video for the results.

Post General Assembly Town Hall Meeting

Regardless of the vote on Article II, we suspect UUs will want to talk. All are invited to a Post General Assembly Zoom Town Hall Meeting.

UU The Conversation

We are UUs who believe more conversation is needed before we vote on fundamental changes to our Principles, Sources, and commitment to Freedom of Belief.

Invitation

We are inviting all UUs into a National Conversation on Article II. The proposed changes are sweeping, impacting all congregations and individual UUs.

Decision at GA in 2024

A vote is scheduled to accept or reject the proposed Article II. A 2/3 majority vote is required. If passed, the Article II changes will go into effect immediately.

Join the National UU Conversation

Video Library

Our open access Video Library contains videos you can share with friends, your congregation and on your Social Media.

Resource Library

Our Resource Library contains an analysis of the changes proposed in Article II and other material so you can do a Deeper Dive.

Zoom Town Hall Meetings

Our schedule of four Town Hall meetings has concluded. You can still access the slides and recordings of these meetings.

About Us

We are a growing constituency of everyday UUs concerned that our UUA leadership is pursuing major changes to Article II without UUs being fully aware of the implications for our faith.

At the last General Assembly leadership promised the delegates that a yes vote on their changes would be a vote to continue the dialogue. This was simply not true. 

It is our view that when a majority of UU’s become familiar with the nature of these changes they will be as concerned as we are and demand a far more thorough and detailed dialogue. 

We are sponsoring this National Conversation so that UUs can voice their hopes, concerns, criticisms, and expectations.

UU the Conversation is designed to engage and educate UUs on what is at stake at the June General Assembly vote and encourage them to become General Assembly delegates and vote to reject the proposed Article II language.

Why Have a National Conversation?

The changes to Article II substantively alter Unitarian Universalism

The Seven Principles are effectively eliminated; replaced by Values, demanding action. 

The Six Sources are effectively eliminated; replaced by a reference to our religious ancestry. 

Congregational independence is undermined.  Power is reversed.

The explicit commitment to Freedom of Individual Belief is abandoned!

Get Involved

Join our Email List

Add your name to our email newsletter list to stay up to date on events leading up to the June 2024 General Assembly.

Become a GA Delegate

Only General Assembly delegates can vote to accept or reject the proposed Article II language.

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