#259 | Joel Angiolillo | Purposes Too Wordy

Submission 259
Joel Angiolillo
First Parish in Wayland (Wayland, MA) 5132

What is your suggestion or idea?

Section C-2.1 Purposes is too wordy, making it less memorable, less powerful. For example, I shortened it by about 1/3 by taking out less necessary phrases.

The Unitarian Universalist Association commits
its resources to religious, educational, and humanitarian goals. Its primary
purposes are to assist congregations in their vital ministries; to train and support
leaders, both lay and professional; to foster lifelong faith formation; to heal
historic injustices; and to engage our members in the transformation of the
world through liberating love.

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

To make Article 2 easier to read and remember.

Have you discussed this idea with your congregation or other UUs?