Materials for Activity
- Computer with Internet connection
- Leader Resource 1, Statement of Conscience - Creating Peace
Preparation for Activity
- Online, access recent social justice statements and resolutions regarding wars, conflicts, and peacemaking passed by the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association. You may want to print some materials to share.
- Read the Statement of Conscience adopted by the UUA General Assembly in 2010 (Leader Resource 1). Be familiar with it so you can briefly share its contents with participants. You may wish to make some copies of Leader Resource 1 for participants to share.
Description of Activity
Should the Unitarian Universalist Association take positions on specific wars?
Congregational delegates to the General Assembly sometimes affirm a position on a conflict or war. These positions guide the associational staff, but are not binding on individual congregations. Many congregations and individuals do choose to support the resolutions of the General Assembly and use them to determine their own justicemaking priorities.
Explore recent social justice statements and resolutions regarding wars, conflicts, and peacemaking passed by the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Which statements are in line with justicemaking work you or your congregation are already engaged in doing? Are there statements that surprise you? Resolutions that make you proud? With which you agree wholeheartedly? Are there some with which you have disagreement or about which you have questions? You are invited to view the social justice statements as invitations to action on your own or as part of a Unitarian Universalist group, in a small or large way. Discuss how your faith and the statements passed by the General Assembly inspire your actions on behalf of justice.