British Unitarians change governance

Jaume de Marcos broke the news on the blogosphere — in Castillian Spanish — of the Result of the election for Executive Committee members 2006-2009.

The upshot is the British Unitarians have a directly elected governing board. That’s the good news. The bad news is the electoral role is 2,563 — meaning the legal Unitarian membership in Great Britain looks a whole lot smaller than previously thought (though some members may not be on that roll.)

It will be interesting to see how direct democratic elections will work, and if there will be any calls to try the same in the United States.

About Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 44, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

One thought on “British Unitarians change governance

  1. I think the main difference between Britain and the US is that for our elections campaigning and electioning were stricktly forbidden. We were supposed to make our decisions on the information provided in a booklet of candidates’ statements.

    I think that concept would be quite alien to American UUs who seem to be committed to imitating the American political system with long drawn out expensive election campaigns.

    Here’s my take on it anyway:
    http://reigniteuk.blogspot.com/2006/02/results-of-executive-committee.html

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