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End Crimes Against Humanity in Darfur, Sudan
2005 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS the government of Sudan, allied with Janjaweed militias, continues to inflict systematic violence on innocent civilians in Darfur, Sudan, including murder, rape, torture, and destruction of villages; ...

Support for the Millennium Development Goal One: Ending Extreme P
2005 Action of Immediate Witness
On September 12-13, 2005, the leaders of more than 190 nations will convene at the United Nations to determine the course of the Millennium Development initiative. Over 154 countries support the Millennium ...

Support of the United Farm Workers' Boycott of Gallo Wines
2005 Action of Immediate Witness
In solidarity with people struggling against oppression everywhere, Unitarian Universalist member congregations are urged to participate with the National Farm Worker Ministry, headquartered in St. Louis, ...

United States-Sponsored Torture Must End
2005 Action of Immediate Witness
The systematic use of torture as a policy of governmental control is a crime against humanity. The right to be free of torture is a fundamental human right recognized in both constitutional and international ...

Corporate Governance
2005 Responsive Resolution
Be it resolved:To further the connection between our investment strategies and UU values, the Unitarian Universalist Association affirms ethical corporate governance principles which include (a) performance-based ...

International Engagements
2005 Responsive Resolution
In response to the President's Report we express our appreciation of President Sinkford's attention to global issues, including his anticipated trip to Africa this fall. We also recall the admonitions ...

Civil Liberties
2004 Statement of Conscience
PreambleLiberty is at the core of our Unitarian Universalist faith. Civil liberties are at the heart of our American experiment in democracy. Those civil liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, Amendments ...

Electronic Voting
2004 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS the Unitarian Universalist Association’s fifth Principle affirms the use of the democratic process in society at large;WHEREAS democracy depends on fairly counted votes and public confidence ...

Iraq: Sovereignty, the United Nations, and Human Rights
2004 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS Unitarian Universalists have long supported human rights, the United Nations, and international law; WHEREAS the Unitarian Universalist Association has worked within interfaith groups to urge the ...

Oppose Federal Marriage Amendment
2004 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS the Unitarian Universalist Association has made strong public announcements that “Civil Marriage is a Civil Right” ; WHEREAS several prominent national political leaders have proposed ...

Renew the Assault Weapons Ban
2004 Action of Immediate Witness
The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban Law expires on September 13, 2004. This law outlaws nineteen specific semi-automatic and other weapons. Some of these weapons can fire over 120 bullets per minute. These weapons ...

The Alien Tort Claims Act and Accountability For Multinational Co
2004 Action of Immediate Witness
The Alien Tort Claims Act is the only United States law permitting multinational corporations with significant assets in the United States to be held accountable for their unethical behavior elsewhere ...

Torture
2004 Responsive Resolution
The delegates of the 2004 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations hereby condemn the use of torture by any individual, any group, any organization, or any nation and ...

Economic Globalization
2003 Statement of Conscience
Summary of the Statement of Conscience While economic globalization has helped some people attain higher standards of living, it has marginalized and impoverished many others and has resulted in ...

AmeriCorps
2003 Action of Immediate Witness
Congress created AmeriCorps ten years ago. Since then, it has provided America’s youth with numerous opportunities for public service. Through a unique combination of federal monies and nearly $1 ...

Depleted Uranium Munitions
2003 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS depleted Uranium (DU) is radioactive and toxic and may cause cancer and genetic damage;WHEREAS DU is a by-product of uranium enrichment for nuclear weapons and energy production and is used militarily ...

Global HIV/AIDS
2003 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 HIV/AIDS is one ...

Public Hearings on Iraq
2003 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS the Bush administration has presented distorted and incomplete evidence to the American people, Congress, and the United Nations regarding the national security threat posed by Iraq;WHEREAS this ...

Women’s Rights
2003 Action of Immediate Witness
WHEREAS our Unitarian Universalist Principles call upon us to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person and to seek justice, equity, and compassion in human relations; andWHEREAS ...

Alternatives to the "War on Drugs"
2002 Statement of Conscience
Background: This final draft Statement of Conscience of the Unitarian Universalist Association builds upon four social witness statements on drug policy adopted by the Unitarian Universalist Association ...

Endorse the Earth Charter
2002 Action of Immediate Witness
Because Unitarian Universalists affirm and promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; and Because our Unitarian Universalist Principles affirm "respect for the interdependent ...

Legislation to Create a Department of Peace
2002 Action of Immediate Witness
Whereas on July 11, 2001, Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced H.R. 2459, a bill to create a cabinet-level Department of Peace, which would embody a broad-based approach to peaceful, non-violent conflict ...

Québec’s Union Civile Law Passes Giving Same-S
2002 Action of Immediate Witness
Because for the past three decades Unitarian Universalist congregations in Canada and in the United States have spoken out in favor of the rights of bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender persons and ...

Support the International Criminal Court
2002 Action of Immediate Witness
Because Unitarian Universalists affirm and promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all and challenge the powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and love; ...

Toward Peace and Justice in the Middle East
2002 Action of Immediate Witness
Because our Unitarian Universalist Principles call us to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person, justice and equity in human relations, and the goal of world community with peace, liberty, ...

 

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