Activity 4: UUA Right to Die with Dignity Resolution

Activity time: 15 minutes

Distribute copies of The Right to Die with Dignity, 1988 UUA General Resolution, or project it. Go around the circle and ask participants to read aloud one section at a time, noting that it is fine to pass. After you have read the resolution, ask:

  • What has changed since 1988—in medicine or ethics or in the political and legal landscape?
  • Does this resolution represent your own point of view—or would you change it in some way?
  • Does your Unitarian Universalist faith call you to support the right of self-determination in dying? Is this support unequivocal? If not, what are the conditions or limitations you would put on that right?