BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists value the diversity of human cultures and
appreciate the insights and truths in other religious and cultural traditions;
BECAUSE we have much to learn from indigenous peoples about respect,
responsibility, and living in harmony with one another and with the earth; and
WHEREAS the General Assemblies of 1967, 1970, 1973, and 1975 addressed the
need to promote social justice for the indigenous peoples of Canada and the
United States and insufficient progress has been made;
WHEREAS a legacy of injustice with regard to indigenous peoples persists:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association endorses
the United Nations International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples (1993)
and encourages associate members, independent affiliates, and member
congregations to honor this year with activities that celebrate cultural
diversity and that affirm the close relationships between environmental
protection and other social concerns;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association encourages
its member congregations and individual Unitarian Universalists to work beyond
1993 in their own regions to:
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association shall:
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