GA motions of note
A statement of understanding with the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland. I thought all of that was already the case myself.
A motion asking us to change our name. I've got to say I completely support this, but at the same time I'm dreading the debate. I'll write more about that one later.
What I think is a motion calling for us to have something like the Seven Principles of the UUA. Oh dear. That's going to be an energy-sapping debate.
And then there's two motions calling for the appointment of a national Information Officer and a Social Responsibility Officer (like we've had in the past). Now I would like to see the denomination commiting to social justice and publicity more effectively. But whether that means we need to employ two people seems like a decision that needs to be made at Headquaters. I think it's much more effective to start with the tasks that need to be completed and then ask the question of what roles are needed to complete those tasks. I think deciding employment priorities by a 300 member assembly might be a bad idea. Plus as we don't have a Chief Executive right now, this may not be the right time to do this kind of thing.