Monday, January 02, 2012

Poll Results: a lackluster UUA

Not much of a sample, but here's the results from the poll: UUA leading from behind?

Showing Leadership we need! 0 (0%)
As good as UUs can expect. 1 (25%)
UUA's reacting, not leading 3 (75%)
What's UUA? 0

If the sample size no good, the objective evidence may be more telling. Per Rev Dan Harper,
This year, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) reported the fourth year of decline in religious education enrollment in congregations. This decline came after a couple of decades of steady growth. Worse yet, 2007 marked the highest number of births since 1961, at the height of the Baby Boom, which means we should be seeing an increase in the number of kids in our congregations.
Dan spins the upside on this stat as indisputable wake up call for congregations and leadership. However I wouldn't underestimate UU drowsiness. The heady narcotic of reliving the 60s with #Occupy may well divert many from the essential task of tending our youth.

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