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WHEREAS, this has given encouragement to those who believe they may speak and
act out their hatreds; and
WHEREAS, there has been a dreadful and dramatic upsurge in the expressions of
racial and religious bigotry in our nation, evidenced by the overt activities of
the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party in Chicago and elsewhere; and
WHEREAS, threats and harassment of our minority populations are on the
WHEREAS, cross burnings, beatings, and other dismal echoes of hatreds we had
prayed were extinguished and silenced have again been witnessed and heard;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That we declare such behavior at all levels to
be abhorrent to the American conscience, and unacceptable in any form in our
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That we call upon the President of the United States
to affirm a policy of continued support for school desegregation through busing;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That we reaffirm our historic position against racial
bigotry and religious intolerance; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That we call upon all law enforcement agencies of
this nation to investigate vigorously and bring to justice swiftly all those
individuals and groups guilty of harassment and intimidation against our
minority populations; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That we call upon all Unitarian Universalist
churches, fellowships, ministers, and individual members of our congregations to
offer moral, financial, and physical support to any persons who are afflicted
for reasons of race or religion either by government or corporate institutions,
or by groups, or individuals; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That we, as individuals, groups and societies, affirm
our position by reaching out to offer our support to responsible minority
organizations seeking solutions to this grave problem; and finally
BE IT RESOLVED: That each Unitarian Universalist, as an individual, be urged
to speak out and to take affirmative action to aid the members of all minority
groups to overcome the deprivation and slander and hurt they have suffered and
continue to suffer.
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