Hello UUCEF Investors,

We have scheduled two meetings (May 8th at 12pm Eastern and May 9th 4pm Eastern) to discuss the upcoming UUA General Assembly Business Resolution, Complete Divestment from the Fossil Fuel Industry and Subsequent Reparations, with you, our investors. 

The UUA Board of Trustees and Investment Committee do not support the resolution as presented, and we will detail the implications for our shared investments should the resolution pass at these two meetings.  We will also discuss several commitments the Investment Committee has made in response to the genuine concerns named in the resolution.

We are setting this up in a normal Zoom format so as to allow for back and forth discussions about the nature and effects of the business resolution, should it be approved.  We will be moderating the Zoom call and are asking that participants use the stack protocol, which can be found here: https://cultivate.coop/wiki/Taking_Stack_(Meeting_Facilitation_Technique)

It is very important that you or someone from your investing congregation attend so that you hear about the implications of the business resolution for your congregational endowment.

These sessions will be recorded and posted on uucef.org as well, so if you would like to rely on seeing questions that others have asked, you can watch the recordings later.

Additionally, we would like to encourage questions submitted ahead of time in order for us to most thoroughly answer questions, though we will gladly be taking questions that are asked during the meetings.  Please email those questions with a Subject line of “Divestment Business Resolution Meeting Questions” to Susan Helbert at shelbert@uua.org.

If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please email the following to shelbert@uua.org.

  1. The session you/d like to attend
  2. Your name and email address
  3. Your congregations name and city and state it’s located in

You will be sent any meeting materials as soon as they are available.

Yours in Faith,

Investment Committee

Unitarian Universalist Association

Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund, LLC