Congregational Study/Action Issues (CSAIs)
We are stronger together. Our combined efforts to make the world more fair and humane can accomplish more than any one of us working alone. As Unitarian Universalists, we set priorities for our social justice efforts by investing in key issues that exemplify our commitments to justice, equity and compassion. Learn more about the social witness statement process.
The UUA is re-thinking how the Association does social witness work—and your voice is important. Share your ideas by going to the Vision for Social Witness forum.
Proposed 2018 CSAIs
Participate in the Social Witness CSAI Process
- The ballot for the Congregational Poll includes an opportunity to vote for proposed new congregational study action issues (CSAIs) to be placed on the 2018 agenda for the UUA General Assembly. The Congregational Poll is posted on-line with the Congregational Certification Form. Access is by Congregational log-on. Congregations must cast their vote by the February 1. For the proposed CSAIs to be placed on the Final Agenda, twenty-five percent (25%) of all certified congregations must participate in the ballot vote concerning these proposed CSAIs, and a majority of those must vote in favor of placing the CSAI on the Final Agenda.
- Share your insights/experiences with the current CSAI – The Corruption of Our Democracy. Comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. Pacific, March 1, 2018 via the official online form.
- Responses are most powerful if they come from a group process; see Guide for Congregational Comments for a Statement of Conscience (SOC) or Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI)
- Download the PDF worksheet to preview the questions on the response form
Congregational Study/Action Issues (CSAIs) are issues selected by Unitarian Universalist member congregations for four years of study, reflection and action.
- 2016-2020 CSAI: The Corruption of Our Democracy
Recent Past CSAIs
- 2014-2018 CSAI, now 2017 SOC: Escalating Economic Inequity
- 2012-2016 CSAI, now 2015 SOC: Reproductive Justice: Expanding Our Social Justice Calling
- 2010-2014 CSAI, now 2013 SOC: Immigration as a Moral Issue