Racial and Cultural Diversity in Unitarian Universalism
1992 Resolution of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS President Schulz and Moderator Gulbrandsen have called on Unitarian Universalists to support a vision of a Unitarian Universalist faith which reflects the reality of a racially diverse and multicultural global village; and
WHEREAS the candidates for President and Moderator of this faith community stand in solidarity with this vision; and
WHEREAS the Board of Trustees and staff of the Unitarian Universalist Association have worked to bring this vision to life; and
WHEREAS the individuals in our congregations who bring our visions to life need a process to articulate their concerns and ideas on how we can make this vision a substantive reality; and
WHEREAS our first principle calls on us to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every human being; and
WHEREAS this resolution was prepared by a coalition including the African American Unitarian Universalist Ministry, the Black Concerns Working Group, the Coalition of African American Unitarian Universalist Organizations, the Continental Women and Religion Committee, the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, the Ministerial Sisterhood of Unitarian Universalists, the Network of Black Unitarian Universalists, the Society for the Larger Ministry, the Unitarian Universalist District Presidents' Association, Unitarian Universalists for Lesbian and Gay Concerns, Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, the Urban Church Coalition, the Unitarian Universalist Women's Caucus, the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation, Young Religious Unitarian Universalists, the Youth Caucus, and others;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the delegates of the 1992 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, affirm and support this vision of a racially diverse and multicultural Unitarian Universalism;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the 1992 General Assembly urges the Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association to develop and implement a process involving a broad representation of congregations, organizations, and staff to realize this vision of a racially and culturally diverse Unitarian Universalist Association; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the 1992 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association call on the Board of Trustees to present to the 1993 General Assembly a report of progress in research and planning to realize this vision of our faith community.
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