1987 Resolution of Immediate Witness

WHEREAS, Unitarian Universalist Association principles, especially those concerning (1) the inherent worth and dignity of every person; (2) justice, equity and compassion in human relationships; and (3) the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all (UUA Principles: Art. II, Sec. c-2.1, lines 13, 21-22) and the purposes of the United Nations as stated in the United Nations Charter are closely parallel; and

WHEREAS, the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office ("UU-UNO") provides educational programs and services as a direct means for individual Unitarian Universalists and Unitarian Universalist congregations to be informed about and to support the work of the United Nations; and

WHEREAS, the Unitarian Universalist Association in its 1970 financial crisis, found it necessary to cut funding of a number of denominational programs, including the UU-UNO; and

WHEREAS, the UU-UNO, an Associate Member of the UUA, continues to function as an important part of the UU community, providing programs and services not otherwise offered; and

WHEREAS, the UU-UNO raises all necessary operating funds, relying on its members (individuals and societies) to finance this work; and

WHEREAS, financial support of UU-UNO by the UUA would reaffirm the UUA's recognition of the efforts of the UU-UNO in working for peace and justice for all members of the world community;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1987 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges the UUA Board of Trustees to grant funds to the UU-UNO to assist it in providing services to the UU Community.

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