Social Witness Process Bylaws Changes

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The Commission on Social Witness is asking for changes to the Social Witness Process, via which UUA generates Statements of Conscience.

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Proposed Bylaws Changes

The proposed changes are in the Final Agenda: http://uua.org/ga/ga06/FinalAgenda.pdf

A vote will be taken at GA 2006 in St Louis.

Background materials

2006 Bylaws Proposal presentation

The UUA Board's "late Packet" in Jan 2006 contained these items.

  • Recommendations for Proposed Bylaw Changes to the UUA Social Witness Process made to the UUA Board of Trustees, January 14, 2006: http://www.uua.org/TRUS/jan06/late-social_recommendations.pdf
    • Major restructuring of process, so only one issue is considered at a time, and is considered for four years rather than two years.
  • UUA Resolution of the Board of Trustees re: GA Statement of Conscience (2 pages): http://www.uua.org/TRUS/jan06/A3d-ga.pdf
    • Removes requirement to mail out paper versions of documents to congregations

The packet for the April 21-23, 2006 meeting contained some ammendments, titled "CSW Final Revisions to 2006 By-law Changes, March 12, 2006": http://www.uua.org/TRUS/apr06/A3a-csw.pdf which are reflected in the final agenda.

2004 Review Panel

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