This Polity Immersion Class will run at the site of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly (June 21-25, 2017 in New Orleans, LA). Participants will attend plenary sessions, mini-assemblies and worship services (on one’s own or with classmates) as well as share classroom time to explore how changing cultures and theologies of leadership, authority and church shape our institutions; how polity helps or hinders our commitment to social justice; what the historical roots are for many of our traditions; and how to bring back the insights and learning from the class to home congregations and communities. The setting at General Assembly will allow all involved to move beyond past history towards an understanding of what it takes to be an effective and responsible political actor in contemporary UU settings. Students will be responsible for their own travel, lodging, and GA Registration.
The Rev. Dr. Meg Richardson looks forward to offering this course again at the 2018 UUA General Assembly in Kansas City.