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What should my proposed Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) look like?

  • Start with a short title that clearly identifies its subject. Follow with sections titled exactly as follows:
    1. Issue: In no more than 50 words, set forth the key or compelling facts and briefly outline the issue and its significance. This is what delegates will see during the plenary where delegates will select one final CSAI.
    2. Grounding in Unitarian Universalism: In no more than 50 words, explain why Unitarian Universalism might have a particular calling to engage the issue.
    3. Topics for Congregational Study: Provide five to ten questions that are suitable for education and theological reflection across generations in congregational group discussion.
    4. Possible Congregational/District Actions: List five to ten possible ideas for engaging individuals or congregations in education, direct action and policy/advocacy around the proposed issue. These should encourage broad congregational participation across the lifespan.
    5. Related Prior Social Witness Statements: List previous Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) social witness statements that address this issue either directly or indirectly.
  • The total narrative may not exceed one page in length (approximately 500 words).
  • Place references that substantiate the facts you set forth in the “Issue” section at the end of the narrative. They are not included in the 1 page limit. Cite sources fully enough to be checked..
  • In the reference section, you may also list any groups, UU or otherwise, currently working on the issue with a short statement of their work and their contact information.
  • Do not include endorsements from other UU congregations. Congregations will use the congregational poll votes to indicate their preferences.

How do I submit my proposed CSAI?