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Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
2007 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS our Unitarian Universalist Principles call us to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person and to promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations;WHEREAS under a federal ...

Stop U.S. Sponsored Torture—A Religious Call to Action
2007 Action of Immediate Witness
BECAUSE one of our core Unitarian Universalist principles is our belief in and affirmation of the inherent worth and dignity of all persons; andWHEREAS torture violates the basic dignity of the human person ...

Support Comprehensive Sexuality Education Legislation
2007 Action of Immediate Witness
BECAUSE our Unitarian Universalist principles call on us to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equity and compassion in human relations, and the goal of world community ...

Support for the United Nation Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
2007 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS the first Unitarian Universalist principle "to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person," and the sixth principle, "the goal of world community with peace, ...

Support Immigrant Families—Stop the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Raids
2007 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS a community of faith, we uphold the inherent worth, rights and dignity of all people;WHEREAS we covenant as Unitarian Universalists to promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations;WHEREAS ...

Confronting Gender Identity Discrimination
2007 Responsive Resolution
Whereas the President of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations noted, in his June 21st report to the General Assembly, the work of our West Florida congregations on the issue of employment ...

End the U.S. Occupation of Iraq
2007 Responsive Resolution
In response to the statements in President Sinkford's Annual Report, which calls for an end to the U.S. Occupation of Iraq, the delegates of this Assembly recommit to taking action to end the Occupation. ...

Engaging in Right Relations at GA 2008
2007 Responsive Resolution
In response to both the Secretary's Report and the Report of the Committee on Right Relationships, moved that this body request the Planning Committee to discuss enabling the delegates and attendees to ...

Health Care for UUA Ministers, Staff and Families
2007 Responsive Resolution
Whereas about 200 ministers and staff employed by Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations do not have health insurance,Whereas economic justice is a core UU value and a failure to provide health ...
UUA Health Care Plan (Insurance)

Truth, Repair, and Reconciliation
2007 Responsive Resolution
President Sinkford asked, "What are our truths? To whom must we be reconciled?" We have many stories to uncover—genocide, slavery, oppression. Only by knowing our truths can we act boldly ...
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Voting Rights for Communities of Color
2007 Responsive Resolution
We urge Unitarian Universalists to seek insight into problems experienced by communities of color regarding voting. We make this resolution in response to the report by Rev. Sinkford at the second Plenary ...

Threat of Global Warming/Climate Change
2006 Statement of Conscience
Earth is our home. We are part of this world and its destiny is our own. Life on this planet will be gravely affected unless we embrace new practices, ethics, and values to guide our lives on a warming ...

End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
2006 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS the Appalachian mountain range is an irreplaceable environmental treasure in the heart of the United States;WHEREAS mountaintop removal coal mining is devastating the environment, economies, people, ...

Endorse "The Declaration of Peace" Campaign
2006 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS "The Declaration of Peace" (DOP), a nationwide interfaith, nonviolent campaign launched in May 2006, has been endorsed by over thirty religious and secular organizations; WHEREAS the ...

Pass the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act
2006 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS our Unitarian Universalist Principles call us to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person and to promote justice, equity, and compassion and a free and responsible search for truth ...

Stand Up for the United Nations Human Rights Council
2006 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS the first and sixth Unitarian Universalist Principles affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;WHEREAS ...

Support Immigrant Justice
2006 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS our Unitarian Universalist faith calls us to recognize that no one is "the stranger";WHEREAS we affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equity, and ...

Congregational Programs on Racism and Classism
2006 Responsive Resolution
Resolved that the delegates to the 2006 Unitarian Universalist Association's General Assembly are charged to work with their congregations to hold at least one program over the next year to address racism ...
Resolved Congregations Can Learn More about Racism and Classism

Moderator Gini Courter
2006 Responsive Resolution
Be it resolved that the delegates of the 2006 GA are grateful for the deeply respectful, caring, and intelligent guidance and leadership of our Moderator, Gini Courter. Her humor and skill have infinitely ...

UUA Health Care Plan
2006 Responsive Resolution
Resolved that,WHEREAS too many ministers and staff who serve our congregations either have no health insurance or are underinsured;WHEREAS the UUA Board of Trustees has approved a self- funded health insurance ...
UUA Health Care Plan (Insurance)

UUA/UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Fund
2006 Responsive Resolution
Be it resolved that the delegates of the 2006 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations urge our member congregations and their individual members to work and advocate ...

Criminal Justice and Prison Reform
2005 Statement of Conscience
Background: This Statement of Conscience of the Unitarian Universalist Association builds upon more than a dozen social witness statements on criminal justice adopted by the Unitarian Universalist Association ...

Moral Values for a Pluralistic Society for 2005-2007
2005 Study-action Issue
As detailed on the Commission for Social Witness website.

Call for Support and a Fair Trial for Dr. Sami Al-Arian
2005 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS, the United States government has harassed Dr. Sami Al-Arian and eventually arrested him on charges of supporting terrorism due to his activities on behalf of Palestine; WHEREAS, while awaiting ...

Defending and Expanding Freedom of the Airwaves
2005 Action of Immediate Witness
Open and diverse broadcasting is essential to a functioning democracy. In early June 2005, the United States Supreme Court allowed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ...

 

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