Search Our Site

Page Navigation

Section Banner

Examples of Congregational Resolutions

Resolutions can be as simple as one sentence but are typically a few paragraphs and should be no longer than one page. A congregation may want to check Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly resolutions for content and style. See a full listing of UUA and General Assembly social justice statements.

Congregational Processes for Taking Public Positions on Issues

Sample Social Justice Council Procedures for Taking Action

Congregations use different policy guidelines for votes on controversial social justice issues.

  • The congregation in Honolulu, HI, elects a special committee at its annual meeting (along with the Board). This committee has the responsibility for studying major social justice issues, making recommendations to the congregation, and setting up processes for education and voting.
  • The Mainline Church (Devon, PA) calls for a 75% vote of an assembled quorum.
  • Some congregations make use of a disclaimer. After the majority has voted they state: "This decision only reflects the votes of those who were present at the meeting and does not speak for the congregation as a whole."

For more information contact web @

This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Monday, December 19, 2011.

Sidebar Content, Page Navigation


Updated and Popular

Recently Updated

For Newcomers

Learn more about the Beliefs & Principles of Unitarian Universalism, or read our online magazine, UU World, for features on today's Unitarian Universalists. Visit an online UU church, or find a congregation near you.

Page Navigation