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Distribute Handout 2, UUA Resolutions on the Draft. Have volunteers read aloud the 1967 and 1968 resolutions having to do with the Vietnam War and the military draft.
Invite the group to identify concrete actions supported by the resolutions, and write those actions on the newsprint. Lead a conversation, asking:
Introduce the next portion of the activity using these or similar words:
The process of adopting resolutions has changed a bit over the years. We are going to take a look at the current model for adopting resolutions at General Assembly. Many people invest significant time in crafting General Assembly resolutions to respond to important social justice issues. However, after a resolution passes at General Assembly, congregational responses to it vary. Some view such public statements by the Association as a critical part of our ability to be effective agents for change in the world. Others take little notice of social justice resolutions from General Assembly, preferring to set their own social justice priorities.
Distribute Handout 3, Social Witness and the UUA. Read aloud the explanation for each category. Ask if anyone has participated in a recent General Assembly and been a part of the social witness process, and invite them to share their experience. Look again at the summary of the 1967 and 1968 statements and compare them with the current process. Ask:
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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
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