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1964 General Resolution

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has stated that one-fifth of all American families have resources inadequate to meet their basic needs and has announced a war on poverty in America and has called for a cooperative effort to deal with its causes and cures;

WHEREAS, the blight of poverty is most keenly felt by members of unskilled minority groups, workers displaced by automation, the aged, migrant workers, and the residents of chronically depressed areas;

WHEREAS, societies of the Unitarian Universalist Association have a compelling responsibility in this cooperative effort;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist Association declare poverty in the midst of plenty intolerable to the religious conscience and incompatible with our principles of economic justice; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist Association urge the individual societies and their members to support the President's proposed programs to:

  1. Expand and improve programs for economic development in chronically depressed areas;
  2. Provide adequate education and vocational training for youth and retraining for displaced workers;
  3. Recognize and meet the needs of the aged;
  4. Appropriate special school aid funds to accelerate education for culturally deprived children;
  5. and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalists individually be urged to enter into person-to-person relationships with those who are economically, socially, politically and culturally deprived to the end that all citizens may fulfill their highest human potentialities.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That our churches and fellowships be urged to expand opportunities for the cultural advancement of the socially disadvantaged in their

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