BECAUSE we share the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice
for all; and
WHEREAS waste and pollution, overconsumption by the world's affluent few, and
the pressures caused by poverty and burgeoning populations are inflicting harsh
and often irreversible damage on the environment, and have endangered the future
we wish for both humanity and the rest of nature;
WHEREAS the poor, the powerless, the landless, and the disinherited are often
compelled to carry the major burdens of waste and pollution without
representation in planning and decision-making processes;
WHEREAS the concept of environmental justice links the principles of liberal
religion with the values of ecological awareness and racial and class justice;
WHEREAS the Unitarian Universalist Association has adopted separate
resolutions on specific economic, political, and environmental issues, it also
realizes that environmental justice requires an integrated, holistic approach;
WHEREAS the Union of Concerned Scientists, the First National People of Color
Environmental Leadership Summit (1991), the United Nations Conference on
Environment and Development (1992), and other assemblies and organizations are
seeking to move environmental justice higher on the public policy agenda;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association shall
act and urge its affiliates, member societies, and individual Unitarian
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