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RECOGNIZING our commitment and responsibility to provide youth with basic
nurturing, support, encouragement, and protection; and
WHEREAS young people embody humanity's hope for the future; and
WHEREAS a growing number of North American youth, especially but not
exclusively in inner cities, suffer from problems including physical, sexual,
and emotional violence and abuse, neglect, gangs, substance abuse, unemployment,
unwanted pregnancies, lack of adequate housing and education, and a lack of
loving familial and other support structures; and
WHEREAS the problems facing youth are symptomatic of the problems of the
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
deplores the debilitating conditions of poverty, discrimination, or racism faced
by growing numbers of youth, and affirms the urgent need for enhanced national,
state, provincial, and local advocacy and action on behalf of youth;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the UUA calls upon its member congregations and
individual Unitarian Universalists to work with youth to promote the
establishment of, and to involve themselves in, programs that empower the voices
of youth, especially those of the inner city, by:
For more information contact web @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
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