“Rejoice and Resist”
By Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | July 2, 2017
Last Sunday Rev. Julia and I, along with a good chunk of our Youth Group, were far away in steamy New Orleans for the 2017 Unitarian Universalist General Assembly — gathered with 3,000 other Unitarian Universalists to do the work of Unitarian Universalism.
We are a faith tradition that is all about congregations — we have no bishops, no council of elders deciding how things will go. Instead we gather together once a year with delegates from as many congregations as possible and learn and vote and put our values and principles into action. General Assembly is where we elect our UUA president, like we did this year, and where we’ll soon elect a new moderator for our Unitarian Universalist Association board of trustees. It’s where we make decisions about what principles we Unitarian Universalists are going to covenant around, where we make statements on social justice issues and decide how we are going — as a religious movement — to try and make the world a better place. Not least of all, it’s a chance for Unitarian Universalists from all over to get together for worship — to sing and be present with each other in ways that set our hearts aflame.
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