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WHEREAS the Unitarian Universalist Association Bylaws state
that our Association promotes “the full participation of persons in all of its and
their activities and in the full range of human endeavor without regard to . . . age”;
WHEREAS statement 12, “Support, integrate, and retain youth
and young adults to keep our congregations vibrant and growing,” in the Open
Space Technology Process at the 2007 General Assembly 2007 received the largest
number of votes, 773 (representing 12.4 percent of the votes cast);
WHEREAS the future of our denomination benefits from the full
participation of youth and young adults to enliven, grow and sustain our Unitarian
Universalist movement, Principles and ideals, including the use of the democratic
process within our congregations and society at large;
WHEREAS youth and young adult empowerment is an attitudinal,
structural and cultural process whereby young people gain the ability,
authority and agency to make decisions and implement change in their own lives and in the
lives of other people to create intergenerational equity; and
WHEREAS unique opportunities at the congregation, district
and association level for youth and young adult self-direction create synergy
for a larger youth and young adult identity and promote communication and connections between
local youth and young adults across the Association;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: The 2008 General Assembly of the
Unitarian Universalist Association urges the Unitarian Universalist
Association, its congregations and district structures to
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