1981 Business Resolution

WHEREAS, the American Unitarian Association was one of the founders of the International Association of Religious Freedom (IARF); and as the Unitarian Universalist Association has continued to be a substantial supporter of this association of religious groups from twenty countries on all continents with a constituency of five million people who affirm spiritual freedom and human dignity; and

WHEREAS, international dialogue and friendship is the basis for world peace and understanding; and

WHEREAS, the Unitarian Universalist Association has discontinued its departments for international work; and

WHEREAS, the International Association for Religious Freedom has provided aid to its member groups devastated by war and disaster and has developed a Social Service Network program for aid and development projects within its member groups;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1981 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association send greetings to the IARF Congress meeting in Leeuwenhorst, The Netherlands, July 24-31, 1981; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist groups and individuals be encouraged to increase their participation and support of IARF programs and activities; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist Association make more visible the work of the International Association for Religious Freedom in developing broader understanding of the religious and cultural values of other peoples and its potential for promoting international good will.

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