Amendment 63 to Article II - Proposed by Carol Taylor

Restate the Inspirations to Include More Original Sources
The new, condensed version of the “Inspirations” has lost
some of the core tenants of what many UU’s find inspiring and inclusive about
our faith tradition. The restatement of Sources is too generic to be meaningful.
Many member submissions (and feedback from my own congregation) echoed this

I’m not proposing a specific rewrite here but would like the
committee to review and consider the proposed changes from multiple submissions
and consider explicitly calling out:

  • Reason and science
  • Direct experience of wonder
  • Wisdom from all the world’s religions and
    spiritual traditions

These are key to so many UU’s and make our faith more tangible
when made explicit to new and prospective members.

Submissions to consider: 147, 85, 486, 290, 14, 460, 447, 66,

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It seems your references are to suggestions for edits to the Proposed Revision posted during April.

For those still in the conversation, I understand that this site will be locked on Tuesday. Our lay-led public Facebook group, Blue Boat Passengers, created for discussing Article II and GA, will remain open for commenting a couple weeks longer (and still be visible for viewing as a public record afterwards).
Blue Boat Passengers: Info & Constructive Discussion re Article II, etc. | Announcement: This group will soon be suspended | Facebook

Anyone who wishes to use the Blue Boat Passengers group for finding each other and coordinating to do the 15-congregation amendment process may do so while the group remains open (must follow group rules).

Here are some comments about the 15-congregation amendment process, from Donald Wilson, who used to be on the GA Planning Committee:

"“Unlike how the amendment process was run for this GA (ie at the discretion of the moderators and board), the process you’ve mentioned is bylaw and subject to little to no interpretation. I wouldn’t wait however. You need to get the petition from the UUA Board Secretary in the next couple weeks, and you have to have it turned Into the Board before February 1st.”

“You don’t even have to have a congregational vote. You just have to get their board to sign off.” ETA: You must check this–rules vary by congregation. Also, look for the UU Governance Lab group on Facebook to connect with Donald Wilson directly.

Also, a comment from another member who was participating on Discuss:
“Some of us are connecting on Slack, mainly to remain in contact with others interested in specific amendments or the amendment process in general at GA 2024.”…/zt-1y0pvelub-YVxUFoPpTrZ…