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."