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Guidelines Committee Charge and Application
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Charges to Guidelines Committees A & B: 

The UUMA Guidelines Committee A is charged with studying the existing Guidelines and proposing revisions to clarify and strengthen our professional standards against behaviors that perpetuate white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, and other systems and structures of oppression. This should include, but may not be limited to: unambiguously forbidding sexual harassment, contact, and/or relationships between ministers and anyone and everyone they serve, supervise, or otherwise hold authority over; changing or removing provisions that aid minsconductors in evading accountability; adding a specific provision against bullying and harassment; naming the malicious deceit of those we serve an actionable offense; and making it explicit that the imperative to confront and dismantle white supremacy and heteropatriarchy should take priority over collegial courtesy. These proposed revisions will be considered during the 2018 annual meeting. The committee will assist chapter leaders in facilitating adaptive conversations during a year of study and recommend either adoption of the 2018 proposed changes or new changes based on the year of study for consideration during the 2019 annual meeting. The Committee will assist staff in developing a resource guide for ethics in relationship to systemic oppression within our Guidelines. 

The UUMA Guidelines Committee B is charged with receiving recommendations from the Committee on Ethics and Collegiality for revisions to the UUMA’s accountability process. They will bring forward these recommendations for consideration during the 2018 annual meeting. The committee will assist chapter leaders in facilitating adaptive conversations during a year of study and recommend either adoption of the 2018 proposed changes or new changes based on the year of study for consideration during the 2019 annual meeting. The Committee will assist staff in developing a resource guide for the accountability process within our Guidelines. 

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