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1975 General Resolution

WHEREAS, the war and the collapse of the government in South Vietnam have left that part of the nation with every second person a refugee and every fifth child an orphan; and

WHEREAS, the million refugees of this March and April were unable to harvest spring crops, and starvation is currently widespread; and

WHEREAS, the American people have a moral responsibility to help the Vietnamese people rebuild their war-ravaged country;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges churches, fellowships and individual UUs to:

  1. Request their government officials to lift the trade and relief embargo against Vietnam; and
  2. Become active immediately in relief projects such as;
    1. S.O.S. Vietnam, 122 W. Franklin St., Minneapolis, MN 55404;
    2. Medical Aid for Indo-China, 65A Winthrop St., Cambridge, MA 02138;
    3. American Friends Service Committee (Vietnam Relief), 160 N. 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102;
    4. Committee for Reconstruction of the Vietnamese Buddhist Church (through our UU Tay Loc Committee), 2391 Eudora, Denver, CO 80207; and
  3. Give high priority on their Social Concerns agendas to the "lessons of Vietnam."

For more information contact socialjustice@uua.org.

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