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Responsive Resolutions on Inclusion

2009 Responsive Resolution

In response to the changes to Article II reported by the Commission on Appraisal and subsequent discussion of those recommendations at this General Assembly, the delegates request that the UUA [Unitarian Universalist Association] Board of Trustees place a motion to substitute the recommended language of Section C-2.4 “Inclusion” for the current bylaw C-2.3 “Non-discrimination” on a General Assembly agenda as soon as possible.

2009 Responsive Resolution

The Commission on Appraisal report on Article II of the UUA Bylaws includes section C-2.4 entitled “Inclusion.”  This section calls us to do all we can to replace barriers for persons and groups with particular identities, ages, abilities, and histories with ever-widening circles of solidarity and mutual respect.  This section also expresses a covenant among our congregations to strive to truly welcome all persons and commit to structuring congregational and associational life in ways that empower and enhance everyone’s participation.

In response to this section of the Commission’s report, be it resolved that:

  1. the delegates at this General Assembly are urged to act upon the pledge and covenant expressed in proposed Section C-2.4; and further that
  2. the congregations represented here report to the UUA Board of Trustees before the 2010 General Assembly on their actions in response to this charge.

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