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Executive Committee Appointments

I'll repost this without comment for now: Popularis Ltd I confirm I have received nominations for the following candidates: No Forename Surname Nominated by Email 1 John Christopher Clifford Aberdeen Unitarian Congregation Clifford@universalist.ednet.co.uk 2 Alison Thursfield Oxford and MUA ajthursfield@tiscali.co.uk 3 Rev'd Martin Norman Whitell John Pounds Memorial Unitarian Church, Portsmouth revdmart@aol.com The number of candidates (3) does not exceed the number of vacancies (4), and an election is not therefore required. The Electoral Panel agreed that the three candidates above are therefore deemed ELECTED UNOPPOSED to the Executive Committee. There is therefore one vacancy remaining for a member of the Executiv

Unitarians join the Accord Coalition

Via Ekklesia: The General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches has announced that it is joining the Accord Coalition on inclusive schooling. The body is the umbrella organisation for Unitarian and Free Christian congregations in the United Kingdom. The Accord Coalition, a broad campaign network, encompasses a wide range of different religious and non-religious groups and individuals concerned at the way that faith schools currently operate. Launched in 2008, Accord already includes among its members the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, the Christian think-tank Ekklesia, the Hindu Academy, Muslim group BMSD, and the British Humanist Association, among others. Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, chair of the Accord Coalition, welcomed the Unitarians' decision to join the organisation. He said: "The Unitarians' decision to join Accord and support our objectives not only broadens the wide range of our membership, but further demonstrates that concern a