1981 Business Resolution

WHEREAS, Unitarian Universalists share a religious mandate for a worldwide social order which promotes the supreme worth and dignity of every human personality; and

WHEREAS, we are challenged by the contradictions in ourselves and in our societies today which prevent the implementation of the ideal; and

WHEREAS, we are cognizant of economic injustices as major threats to individual and collective security and survival; and

WHEREAS, we deplore the human costs of systemic poverty; and

WHEREAS, current proposals by the federal government, and by many states and localities, would deprive our less fortunate citizens of essential public benefits, or greatly reduce them, while at the same time increasing the military budget and granting substantial tax concessions to corporations and high income persons; and

WHEREAS, we seek to build upon our Unitarian Universalist heritage of justice and caring community;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1981 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges the Association to develop suitable materials to promote discussion of the statement: "Having historically promoted political democracy, Unitarian Universalists should promote economic justice as well."

For more information contact socialjustice@uua.org.

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