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40 Equity. We declare that every person has [the right to flourish with] inherent dignity and [
41 worthiness] wholeness.
42 We covenant [to use our time, wisdom, attention, and money] to defend, build, and sustain fully
43 accessible and inclusive communities. We work to create a just and peaceful world in which all can flourish.
(This is the final form of our amendment: Equity. We declare that every person has inherent dignity
and wholeness. We covenant to defend, build, and sustain fully accessible and
inclusive communities. We work to create a just and peaceful world in which all
A lot like amendment 19.
I understand that this site will be locked today, June 27. 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 (please read pinned post and 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.”