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What kind of issue is appropriate for an Action of Immediate Witness (AIW)?

What kind of statement is appropriate for an Action of Immediate Witness (AIW)?

  • Pertains to an issue that requires immediate action for our witness to make an impact;

  • The statement is specific and not conducive to three years of study and action built into the Congregational Study/Action Issue process;¬†

  • The statement does not duplicate a recent AIW;

  • The statement is grounded in Unitarian Universalist theology and practice;

  • The statement calls on our member congregations to take meaningful action;

  • The issue presents an opportunity for our member congregations to build partnership and/or act in solidarity with marginalized groups beyond and within the¬†association; AND

  • The statement is crafted in anti-oppressive and inclusive language that is conducive to justice in terms of content and impact.¬†

For additional help as you proceed, please contact the Commission on Social Witness at socialwitness@uua.org. Through our social witness process, we work together so that the moral arc of the universe bends ever more closely toward justice.

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