- UU Opportunities for the casually inclined:
- UU Opportunities for the internationally inclined:
- UK General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches
- 24 April 2021 – UK GA Online AGM – REGISTER BY 3 Apr 2021
- See some of the People from the UK GA
Apply to be one of 7 voting delegates representing Vancouver Unitarians at the thrilling 3.5 hour Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Unitarian Council to be held via Zoom, 10 am – 1:30 pm, Pacific Time, Saturday 8 May 2021. You’ll have the opportunity to speak to motions and cast a vote on behalf of UCV on the following topics:
- Proposed adjustments to the method of calculating the Annual Program Contribution based on membership numbers and donations
- Setting CUC’s 2021-22 Goals, namely:
- Strengthen and nurture community resilience so our Unitarian Universalist congregations and communities are connected to each other, and thrive spiritually, theologically, organizationally, economically, and socially in a diverse, multi-generational context;
- Enhance religious exploration and spiritual growth grounded in the vision, principles, sources, and aspirations of the Canadian Unitarian Universalist (UU) movement;
- Advance socially responsible actions to live out our vision of interdependence, love, and justice to bring benefit to Canadian and global communities;
- Strengthen local, regional, national, and global networks of collaborative and interdependent UU conSetting CUC’s 2021-22 Proposed Strategic Initiatives, namely:
Within the above goals, the following strategic priorities are recommended for 2021-2022
- Ensure sound financial management, including sustainable revenue generation, to continue the work of building vital Unitarian communities;
- Strengthen the national fabric of our UU community by:
- Nurturing and enhancing innovation and sustainability;
- Enhancing and optimizing connections and relationships among UU communities in intentionally inclusive ways; and,
- Ensuring that the CUC and its congregations and communities are well positioned to welcome and embrace those who seek Unitarian Universalism.
- Advance these social justice initiatives:- Truth, Healing and Reconciliation
– Dismantling racism
– Climate justice
– Refugee support
- Develop, curate and focus on Canadian resources to advance religious exploration and spiritual growth in a multigenerational context.
You’ll also have the opportunity to see and hear oral and video reports from the CUC about what has been happening across Canada in UU circles over the past year.
To be appointed as a UCV delegate your application needs to be received by Sunday 7 March 2021 for review and approval by the Board at their Tuesday, 16 Mar 2021 meeting. If you’re interested, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Approved delegates will be registered at CUC by a UCV contact person before the 1 Apr 2021 deadline.
Delegates will be expected to attend an online orientation session on how to vote using zoom.
(Image credit: UUA United Nations Office – UUA UNO)
- Jan 2021 A Blog by Bruce Knotts, Director of the UUA United Nations Office
(Photo Credit: Keith Wilkinson, Mustangs along the Fraser River near Lytton from a UCV field trip with Cole Harris.)
A Few Books on climate, indigenous, social, and racial justice
Elizabeth Kolbert, 2021, Under a white sky: The nature of the future.
Melinda Gates, 2020, The moment of lift.
James Daschuk, 2019 (2rd Edition), Clearing the plains: Disease, politics of starvation, and the loss of aboriginal life.
Wendy Wickwire, 2019, At the bridge: James Teit and an anthropology of belonging.
Isabel Wilkerson, 2010, The warmth of other suns: The epic story of America’s great migration.