Whereas a 1997 Unitarian Universalist General Assembly resolution stated
that, “because of the impact of racism on all people, and the interconnection
among oppressions, we realize we need to make both institutional and individual
commitments to end racism”;
Whereas the United Nations has called for the World Conference Against
Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerances (“WCAR”),
which will be held in September 2001:
Whereas the government of the United States has threatened to withdraw from
the WCAR if specific forms of racial or ethnic prejudice are included on the
agenda of the WCAR; and
Whereas world leaders are expected to participate in the creation of a new
world vision for the fight against racism and racial discrimination;
Therefore Be It Resolved that the 2001 General Assembly of the Unitarian
Universalist Association calls on its leadership worldwide to:
Urge the official representative of the Unitarian Universalist Association to
the United Nations to deliver this Action of Immediate Witness to United Nations
Secretary General Kofi Annan as a statement of our intent to stand with the
United Nations in its resolve to ensure that the twenty-first century bends
toward peace and justice for all peoples of the world.
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
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