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Affirming Congregational Commitment to Gun Violence Prevention
2014 Action of Immediate Witness
BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists (UUs) affirm the inherent worth and dignity of each person—an unshakeable conviction calling us to self-respect and respect for others;BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists ...

Support the “Pray for Relief” Faith Summit on Stopping Deportations
2014 Action of Immediate Witness
BECAUSE our Unitarian Universalist principles, faith and values call us to witness and advocate for human worth and dignity, justice, equity, compassion and the goal of world community; andBECAUSE the ...

UUA Support for 'Uganda New Underground Railroad' to Safely Extract LGBTQ People from Persecution in Uganda
2014 Action of Immediate Witness
Our Unitarian Universalist principles, faith and values call us to witness and advocate for human worth and dignity, justice, equity, compassion and the goal of world community.In Uganda, lesbian, gay, ...

Fossil Fuel Divestment
2014 Business Resolution
WHEREAS, Unitarian Universalist congregations covenant by our Second and Seventh Principles to affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations and respect for the interdependent web ...

Immigration as a Moral Issue
2013 Statement of Conscience
A belief in “the inherent worth and dignity of every person” is core to Unitarian Universalism: every person, no exceptions. As religious people, our Principles call us to acknowledge the immigrant ...

Amend the Constitution: Corporations are not Persons and Money is not Speech
2013 Action of Immediate Witness
BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every human person, and in the use of the democratic process in society at large, and because approval of the 2011 AIW opposing ...

Condemn the Racist Mistreatment of Young People of Color by Police
2013 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS, programs such as the “War on Drugs” and practices such as “Stop and Frisk” are actively used by police to harass and oppress communities of color;WHEREAS, Michelle Alexander, ...

Consider Divestment from the Fossil Fuel Industry
2013 Action of Immediate Witness
BECAUSE the Sources of Unitarian Universalism counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science;BECAUSE Unitarian Universalist congregations covenant, in their Seventh Principle, to ...

Deepen Our Commitment to an Anti-Oppressive, Multicultural Unitarian Universalist Association
2013 Responsive Resolution
Whereas, the Board-approved Ends for the Association call on the administration to move our Association toward a future in which “UU congregations and communities are intentionally inclusive, multicultural, ...

Sobre la Doctrina del Descubrimento
2012 Responsive Resolution
CONSIDERANDO que los delegados de la Asamblea General 2010 encomendaron a la junta directiva de la AUU realizar una “Asamblea General por la Justicia” en 2012 que respondiera ante las organizaciones ...
Responsive Resolution on the Doctrine of Discovery in English

The Doctrine of Discovery
2012 Responsive Resolution
WHEREAS the delegates of the 2010 General Assembly instructed the UUA Board to create a “Justice General Assembly” in 2012, whose business is accountable to partner organizations doing human ...
Responsive Resolution on the Doctrine of Discovery in Spanish

Ethical Eating: Food & Environmental Justice
2011 Statement of Conscience
Aware of our interdependence, we acknowledge that eating ethically requires us to be mindful of the miracle of life we share with all beings. With gratitude for the food we have received, we strive to ...

Oppose Citizens United—Support Free Speech for People
2011 Action of Immediate Witness
BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists (UUs) believe in the “inherent worth and dignity of every person,” and in the “use of the democratic process” in society at large;WHEREAS the U.S. ...

Protest Representative Peter King’s Hearings on “Muslim Radicalization”
2011 Action of Immediate Witness
BECAUSE Unitarian Universalist Principles affirm the goal of a just community, representing unity in our multiracial world;WHEREAS the hearings of Rep. Peter King, the Chair of the House Homeland Security ...

Support Southern California Supermarket Workers’ Struggle for Decent Wages and Benefits
2011 Action of Immediate Witness
BECAUSE our Unitarian Universalist Principles affirm “the inherent worth and dignity of every person” and call for “justice, equity and compassion in human relations” andBECAUSE ...

Responsive Resolution
2011 Responsive Resolution
In response to Moderator Gini Courter’s report:Whereas, the assembled delegates of the 2010 General Assembly (GA) passed business and responsive resolutions acknowledging the importance of engaging ...

Responsive Resolution Regarding Report of President Peter Morales
2011 Responsive Resolution
WHEREAS President Peter Morales’s Annual Report referred to communities with a “spiritual hunger” that can be fed by Unitarian Universalism, he referred to the need for multicultural ...

Responsive Resolution To The Report Of The President
2011 Responsive Resolution
Rev. Dr. Michael Tino, UU Fellowship of Northern Westchester, Mount Kisco, NYJohn Hawkins, UUA Trustee, Metro New York DistrictDavid Friedman, UUA Trustee, St. Lawrence DistrictWHEREAS the Standing on ...

Creating Peace
2010 Statement of Conscience
We believe all people share a moral responsibility to create peace. Mindful of both our rich heritage and our past failures to prevent war, and enriched by our present diversity of experience and perspective, ...

Clean Up the Clean Energy Bill
2010 Action of Immediate Witness
BECAUSE Unitarian Universalist Principles affirm the interdependent web of existence, as well as the democratic process; andWHEREAS the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico illustrates ...

Gulf Coast Environmental and Economic Justice 2010
2010 Action of Immediate Witness
Because of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, thirteen parishes (counties) in Louisiana and two counties in Mississippi continue to work towards recovery from the devastating impact of the storms; andBECAUSE ...

Oppose Anti-Immigrant Measures at the State Level (Arizona Law SB 1070 and the Like) and Hasten Federal Immigration Reform
2010 Action of Immediate Witness
BECAUSE our Unitarian Universalist Principles affirm and promote:the inherent worth and dignity of every person: justice, equity and compassion in human relations; and the goal of world community ...

Confronting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination
2010 Business Resolution
WHEREAS the Moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations endorsed and advocated supporting full equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, which constituted ...

Phoenix General Assembly 2012
2010 Business Resolution
WHEREAS the state of Arizona has recently enacted a law—SB 1070—that runs counter to our first Principle, affirming the worth and dignity of every person; andWHEREAS the Association stands ...
General Assembly in Phoenix, Arizona: June 20-24, 2012

The Green Revolution in Religion
2010 Business Resolution
“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”—Henry Thoreau, 1854WHEREAS the Unitarian Universalist Association will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary ...

 

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