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Freedom Fund

1964 General Resolution

WHEREAS, one hundred years after the abolition of slavery, the descendants of freed slaves still suffer from laws, customs, traditions, and prejudices that should have died with the institution in which they flourished; and

WHEREAS, we believe it to be our deep responsibility to promote the full participation in the life of our country of all persons without regard to race, color, sex, or national origin;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That here solemnly gathered as delegates to the 1964 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, we do fully endorse the Unitarian Universalist Freedom Fund of the Unitarian Universalist Commission on Religion and Race and the appeal which will be made to our societies for a special offering to implement the purposes of this fund as set forth in the "Report of the Commission on Religion and Race of the Unitarian Universalist Association," and particularly in furtherance thereof;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a goal of $50,000 be adopted for this special offering;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the purposes of the Freedom Fund be enlarged to include:

  1. Special research projects of the Commission on Religion and Race;
  2. Commission support of projects by local churches, fellowships, districts and denominational agencies, and related organizations in the field of civil rights.

For more information contact socialjustice@uua.org.