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Justice and Inclusion: Ministering Effectively in Our Multicultural World

  • Issue 1, if passed, will dismantle much of the mass incarceration system in Ohio by reducing felony drug possession convictions to misdemeanors retroactively. This aligns with our UU commitments to resist white supremacy, embody solidarity with those harmed by the prison system and prioritize...
  • Amendment 4, if passed, will have a huge impact byin enfranchising over 1.4 million people with past felony convictions. This will dismantle Jim-Crow era laws which disproportionately target people of color. Amendment 4 aligns with our UU values of dignity and democratic process by allowing...

Love Resists: A Justice Campaign Sponsored by the UUSC and the UUA

Social Justice Statements

  • 2018 Action of Immediate Witness
    BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists recognize the humanity, worth, and dignity of all people within and outside of our membership; BECAUSE UUs...
  • 2014 Action of Immediate Witness
    BECAUSE our Unitarian Universalist principles, faith and values call us to witness and advocate for human worth and dignity, justice,...
  • 2013 Action of Immediate Witness
    WHEREAS , programs such as the “War on Drugs” and practices such as “Stop and Frisk” are actively used by police to harass and oppress...
  • 1974 General Resolution
    WHEREAS, at this time, even though there has been no execution in the United States for the past seven years, twenty-eight states have...
  • 1978 General Resolution
    WHEREAS, community-based correctional programs (probation, parole, pretrial intervention, halfway houses, work releases, etc.) are...
  • 1979 General Resolution
    WHEREAS, General Assemblies of the Unitarian Universalist Association have opposed capital punishment by resolutions in 1961, 1966, and...
  • 1976 General Resolution
    WHEREAS, nearly three out of four murders are impulsively committed by previously law-abiding citizens during arguments with family members...
  • 1974 General Resolution
    WHEREAS, the most effective and just basis for social change starts with empowerment of those people who suffer most grievously; WHEREAS,...
  • 1974 General Resolution
    WHEREAS, the present court and penal systems have failed in their purpose of rehabilitation, have in fact damaged personalities and...
  • 1973 General Resolution
    WHEREAS, heroin and other drug addictions have become a modern plague in which every victim becomes a source of contagion; and WHEREAS,...
  • 1972 General Resolution
    BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1972 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association recommends uniform gun legislation as follows:...
  • 1985 Business Resolution
    VOTED: That the Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association, gathered in Regular Session, has taken note of the Bernhard...
  • 1971 General Resolution
    RECOGNIZING: That the rapid increase of violent crime accompanies a vast public ignorance and prejudice about its causes and methods of...
  • 1989 General Resolution
    WHEREAS President Schulz spoke in his report to the Assembly about the neglect of youth and the need for racial justice in our society;...
  • 1970 General Resolution
    WHEREAS, the present local, state or provincial and federal laws in the United States and Canada regarding the growing, sale, trade,...
  • 1991 General Resolution
    BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists affirm the worth and dignity of every individual; and BECAUSE we affirm justice, equity, and compassion in...
  • 1991 General Resolution
    BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists affirm the inherent worth of every human life; and BECAUSE safe coexistence within society requires...
  • 2000 Action of Immediate Witness
    Scope: US Whereas the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. to aid in the...
  • 2000 Action of Immediate Witness
    Scope: US Because Unitarian Universalists believe in the worth and dignity of everyone and have respect for all life; Whereas General...
  • 1966 General Resolution
    RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist Association urges the complete abolition of capital punishment in all United States and Canadian...
  • 2000 Action of Immediate Witness
    Scope: US As the 39th Annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association held its Opening Ceremony the evening of June 22,...
  • 1965 General Resolution
    WHEREAS, federal, state and city narcotics laws declare the habitual use of narcotics to be a crime, while narcotics addiction is...
  • 2002 Statement of Conscience
    Background: This final draft Statement of Conscience of the Unitarian Universalist Association builds upon four social witness statements...
  • 1962 General Resolution
    WHEREAS, a modern approach to criminal law has been needed in this country for many years; and WHEREAS, Unitarians and Universalists have...
  • 2005 Statement of Conscience
    Background: This Statement of Conscience of the Unitarian Universalist Association builds upon more than a dozen social witness statements...
  • 1961 General Resolution
    WHEREAS, respect for the value of every human life must be incorporated into our laws if it is to be observed by our people; and WHEREAS,...

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