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What should my proposed Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) look like?

  • It must consist of a short title that clearly identifies its subject, plus sections titled exactly as follows:
    1. Issue: In no more than 50 words, this section should set forth the key or compelling facts and briefly outline the issue and its significance.
    2. Grounding in Unitarian Universalism: In no more than 50 words, this section should answer why Unitarian Universalism might have a particular responsibility or position calling Unitarian Universalists (UUs) to engage the issue.
    3. Topics for Congregational Study: This section should contain a series of five to ten questions that illustrate the issue's field of study and that are suitable for use in congregational group discussion.
    4. Possible Congregational/District Actions: This section should contain a list of five to ten possible actions at appropriate levels for a congregation or district to use. The list should demonstrate a variety of possible commitment levels or available resources.
    5. Related Prior Social Witness Statements: List here all previous Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) social witness statements that address this issue either directly or indirectly.
  • It may not exceed one page in length (approximately 500 words).
  • You are strongly encouraged to attach reputable documentation to substantiate the facts you set forth in the “Issue” section. Cite sources fully enough to be checked.
  • You are also strongly encouraged to investigate and to find any groups, UU or otherwise, currently working on the issue and to attach information about them if you do not mention them in the “Issue” Statement.

How do I submit my proposed CSAI?

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Last updated on Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

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