THE CUC Active Democracy Study Group has released its final report, recommending that more voices be brought into CUC decision-making, more effectively, and much more frequently than at Annual General Meetings.
Its 22 recommendations — the result of wide consultation, including national workshops and an on-line survey — also cover themes such as delegate selection; wider discussion of issues among member congregations; ensuring recognized stakeholder groups have an appropriate voice; and on-line participation in future meetings.
The Active Democracy Study Group was Co-Chaired by John Hopewell, a long-time Board member and Past President of the CUC, and Rev. Karen Fraser Gitlitz, with representation from ministry, professional religious educators, youth, young adults, and all four CUC regions. CUC’s member congregations created the Study Group in 2010, with a wide mandate to review democratic processes in the organization.
You can contact the Study Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.