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Congregational Study/Action Issues

We are stronger together. Our combined efforts to make the world more fair and humane can accomplish more than any one of us working alone. As Unitarian Universalist, we set priorities for our social justice efforts by investing in key issues that exemplify our commitments to justice, equity and compassion. These issues are chosen at our annual General Assembly to become “congregational study/action issues” and, once selected, begin a four-year process of engaging UU individuals and communities throughout our faith movement to explore how we can advance the issue and our values in the world. During the four years we study, examine, discuss, debate and ultimately consider taking a public stand on the issue (called a “statement of conscience”), followed by a year of action and commitment. Any UU congregation can propose a study/action issue, and both the issues and final statements of conscience are approved by a vote of congregational delegates.  Find out how you can help shape our faith’s social justice priorities, known as our “social witness process,” through CSAIs.

Current CSAIs

New! At the 2014 General Assembly in Providence, RI, delegates selected Escalating Inequality to be the 2014-2018 Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI).

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Recent Past CSAIs

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

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