WHEREAS, some Unitarian Universalist societies had declared themselves as
sanctuaries to house and assist individual refugees and their families, as an
active participatory form of protest and witness; and
WHEREAS, a continuing, ever-increasing need exists to assist such victims of
oppression seeking to come to the United States and other Unitarian Universalist
Societies have expressed interest in the sanctuary movement; and
WHEREAS, the Congressional Refugee Act of 1980 ratified the United Nations
Protocol clearly establishing criteria defining refugees;
BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1985 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly urges the Social Responsibility
Section of the UUA vigorously:
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