Amendment 58 to Article II - Proposed by Patrick Deak

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Insert new Section C-2-2 Historical Principles (after Section C-2.1 Purposes and before C-2.2 Values and Covenant, changing the numbering of that and subsequent sections according (=+1)

Historically, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association covenanted to affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part
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PJ - Thank you for picking up on my proposal and supporting it as an amendment. You grasped my intent precisely. Due to health reasons I am attending GA remotely, so did not pursue submitting it myself. A few others have picked up on it as well. Maybe we can retain these important shared values even as we consider an expanded (however difficult to understand!) vision.
Jerry Ross

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This is similar to #61 and #66

The following fifteen amendments also seek to add the current Article II, Section C-2.1 “Principles” (with some modifications) to the Proposed Revision:
#2 - Kenneth Button
#3 - Eric Burch
#9 - Merridy McDaniel
#29 Jim Hall
#41 Dick Burckhart
#44 Nancy Henley
#59 Lurine DeVos
#61 Jan Radoslovich
#66 Pablo deVos-Deak
#78 Marsha Bates
#79 Chris Stotler
#83 Linda Richardson
#84 Becky Sandman
#49 Kara Stebbins
#58 Patrick Deak

Hi Jerry - I will miss seeing you in person. And a big THANK YOU right back to you for making your initial amendment suggestion - it helped give our congregation a jumping-off point for understanding why was most important and then proposing the same language as yours. Keep in touch online, in email or in Whova this week!

Thanks. Will do.


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