There’s a bit of a dust-up at Peacebang about the tactics of the Association Sunday fundraisers and (to my mind) the more important piece about financial transparency. (To be fair faust at The Socinian asked the vital questions last year.) More important still is if these large efforts are more about consolidating power, resources and identity-making precisely at the time when centralized power systems are showing their deepest flaws. (Furthering my thesis that the UUA is always at the cutting edge 15 years late.)
To prove my point, I would like as many bloggers and readers to ask for a full copy of last year’s annual report on giving. I have, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and asked for a PDF. (Which seems like an easier request to fulfill and less taxing on resources.)
Read it when you get it, or comment if you’ve not gotten it after a decent interval, and ruminate on it.
A liberal religion needs transparency and broad-based accountability in its operations.