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  • WHEREAS, consistent with Unitarian Universalism’s living tradition, our 6th principle on a peaceful and just world, our 7th principle concerning the interdependent web of existence, and our proposed 8th principle on accountably dismantling racism, we affirm that the proliferation of policing at...
    2023 | Social Witness Statements
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Climate & Environmental Justice, Racial Justice
  • WHEREAS recent attacks against abortion rights, gender-affirming health care, and the very young and the very old, together with the impact of systemic racism, the pandemic, poverty, and other societal problems, combine to bring all nations to a new conversation about health equity and human...
    2023 | Social Witness Statements
    Tagged as: Reproductive Health
  • WHEREAS, Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) and many Unitarian Universalists hold that no human being is illegal and that all people merit treatment respecting their inherent worth and dignity; WHEREAS, Unitarian Universalists have a long history of passing Actions of Immediate...
    2023 | Social Witness Statements
    Tagged as: Immigration Reform, Solidarity in Immigration Justice, Immigration, Keeping Children Safe
  • As people who have had abortions, as co-conspirators and allies for Reproductive Justice, and as thoughtful advocates for family well-being, Unitarian Universalists have a moral responsibility to demand and ensure that abortion protections are codified into law. The Supreme Court’s overturning of...
    2022 | Action of Immediate Witness
    Tagged as: Abortion Rights, Reproductive Justice
  • WHEREAS, the privatization of Medicare undermines our Unitarian Universalist belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and in love, which requires us to act in loving ways; WHEREAS, compared to other developed nations, the United States Ranks lowest in health care access; Has the...
    2022 | Action of Immediate Witness
    Tagged as: Economic Justice
  • WHEREAS , the forced labor, egregious punishments, and inhuman sufferings of Americans of African descent during the chattel enslavement era catapulted America into a world superpower, financially and militarily; WHEREAS , the full reality of the violence perpetrated on and free labor of American...
    2022 | Action of Immediate Witness
    Tagged as: Racial Justice & Multicultural Ministries, Racial Justice
  • Unitarian Universalists are heartbroken. Three million people have died in the world and millions more endure poverty because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lessons learned during the 2020-2021 plague force us to look at the American healthcare system....
    2021 | Action of Immediate Witness
    Tagged as: Social Witness Process
  • WHEREAS, consistent with Unitarian Universalism’s living tradition, our Fifth Principle on democratic process, and our 2019 SOC on Our Democracy Uncorrupted, we understand democracy in the U.S. as a hope, a promise, an aspiration toward a body politic something like a Beloved Community,...
    2021 | Action of Immediate Witness
    Tagged as: Election Reform, Voting Rights, Social Witness Process, Racial Justice
  • WHEREAS, our faith has publicly called for transgender-affirming actions for over three decades and trans, nonbinary, and intersex people are a cherished part of Unitarian Universalism; WHEREAS, in 2021 over 100 anti-trans U.S. state laws have been proposed, particularly targeting trans youth and...
    2021 | Action of Immediate Witness
    Tagged as: LGBTQ Issues, Welcome & Inclusion for LGBTQ, LGBTQ Welcome & Equality, Social Witness Process
  • Seeking universal justice and equity, we call upon the Unitarian Universalist Association and Unitarian Universalist individuals and congregations/groups to actively engage in undoing systemic white supremacy in all of its manifestations. Systemic white supremacy refers to the embedded,...
    2021 | Statement of Conscience
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Social Witness Process, Racial Justice
  • WHEREAS, 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the first Mayflower voyage, transporting Pilgrims from England to the North American Atlantic Coast; ...
    2020 | Action of Immediate Witness
    Tagged as: Thanksgiving, Racial Justice & Multicultural Ministries, Indigenous Rights
  • BECAUSE Unitarian Universalist congregations covenant to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and to promote justice, equity and compassion in human relations, we proclaim loudly, Black Lives Matter! ...
    2020 | Action of Immediate Witness
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Criminal Justice, Due Process & Civil Liberties, Racial Justice & Multicultural Ministries
  • America begins in black plunder and white democracy, ...
    2019 | Statement of Conscience
    Tagged as: Voting Rights, Religious & Civil Liberties, UUA Governance & Management
  • WHEREAS, the current administration of the United States government has systematically and officially prevented immigrants and asylum seekers from crossing the United States’ southern border; ...
    2019 | Action of Immediate Witness
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, Solidarity in Immigration Justice, Immigration
  • WHEREAS, the movement for Palestinian human rights has grown stronger in recent years with student groups, faith groups, unions and academic associations all supporting Palestinian justice, and in many cases calling for boycotts of and divestment from corporations complicit in violation of...
    2019 | Action of Immediate Witness
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, Religious & Civil Liberties
  • WHEREAS, the Green New Deal manifests key UU values — animating both “the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part” and “justice, equity, and compassion in human relations”; ...
    2019 | Action of Immediate Witness
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Climate & Environmental Justice, Climate Justice
  • We, the 57th General Assembly of the UUA, which is meeting in Kansas City on the banks of the Missouri River, call for ongoing solidarity with Indigenous Water Protectors because: Indigenous peoples of this continent lived by traditions that maintained ecological balance for thousands of years...
    2018 | Action of Immediate Witness
    Tagged as: Climate & Environmental Justice, Racial Justice
  • BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists recognize the humanity, worth, and dignity of all people within and outside of our membership; BECAUSE UUs are called to uphold that everyone is worthy of love and justice; WHEREAS, prisons for profit encourages longer terms of imprisonment and maximizes profit by...
    2018 | Action of Immediate Witness
    Tagged as: Criminal Justice
  • BECAUSE of UU Principles 1, 2, 6, and 7 and the 2013 Statement of Conscience entitled Immigration as a Moral Issue; and WHEREAS, white supremacy and colonization permeate societal systems; WHEREAS, zero-tolerance policy forces family separation; WHEREAS, asylum seekers are detained, criminalized,...
    2018 | Action of Immediate Witness
    Tagged as: Immigration
  • Challenging extreme inequity locally and globally is a moral imperative. As a pragmatic faith we are committed to working to change economic and social systems with a goal of equitable outcomes of life, dignity, and well-being experienced by all. The escalation of income and wealth inequity...
    2017 | Statement of Conscience
    Tagged as: Economic Justice