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1986 General Resolution

WHEREAS, the Unitarian Universalist Association has consistently affirmed the principle of the oneness and equality of all humankind; and

WHEREAS, we have condemned and opposed the system of apartheid as it is practiced in the country of South Africa, and the violence of the oppression used to support it; and

WHEREAS, it has been documented that military arms and police materiel and techniques are being used against those persons struggling for human freedom and equality;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the UUA Board of Trustees calls upon the governments of Canada and of the United States of America to withhold foreign aid to any government which is aiding in the development of nuclear weapons for South Africa, or which is sending military or "security" equipment or advisors to the Union of South Africa; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That US and Canadian UUs strengthen involvement in the public debate, advocacy, monitoring, and actions urging no government, public or private assistance to the apartheid government of South Africa.

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