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1980 General Resolution

WHEREAS, an attempt to kill Vernon Jordan, Executive Director of the Urban League, was made on May 29, 1980, in Fort Wayne, Indiana; and

WHEREAS, Vernon Jordan stands for principles and methods for achieving racial justice which are in keeping with our Unitarian Universalist principles; and

WHEREAS, we, the delegates to the Nineteenth General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, are profoundly concerned that this violent action against Vernon Jordan occurred;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the President of the Unitarian Universalist Association express to Vernon Jordan our sorrow and our wishes for his full recovery and resumption of activities; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That all governmental and private agencies involved be urged to continue vigorously their investigations to discover the cause(s) and perpetrator(s) of this heinous crime; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That we Unitarian Universalists renew and deepen our commitment to the eradication of racial discrimination and to the establishment of racial justice.

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