With the permission of Rev. Trudeau, we are publishing his video appeal to his ministerial colleagues to inform them of the vote on Article II scheduled for the upcoming June 2024 virtual General Assembly. We have provided a transcript of Rev. Trudeau’s video message. You can share the video URL or transcript on your social media
Rev. Trudeau shares in part.
The issues it seems to me are grave. The current national leadership is in the process of turning the UUA from being a service organization to being a social justice collective.
Another reason that perhaps you haven’t been paying a lot of attention or have been unwilling to look into it is that is that we ministers tend to be conflict-averse and this also is very understandable. The people in our pews do not come to church to get involved in a political fight about the national Association and we are very interested in preserving the unity of our congregations
GA this year will be free, if you want it to be. Anyone can attend the business sessions for free.
Article II contains the Seven Principles and the Six Sources. The new revision is a kind of a word salad in which you can perceive the fragments, the definite fragments of many of the Seven Principles but not all. The Six Sources are gone. There is no firm commitment to individual freedom of belief.
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