Provide Funding to the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office 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.