UUA Policy on Social Issues

YOUR INPUT DESIRED ON
IMPORTANT SOCIAL ISSUES

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) relies on input from congregants to help shape its resolutions and policy. One of these is the Congregational Study Action Issues (CSAI); another is the Statements of Conscience (SOC). This year we are privileged to give feedback for both.

We know that the administration about to be sworn-in promises a sharp turn from politics as usual. Though some are eager for this transition, many others see reasons for concern. Our best response is to strengthen our bonds within and without the church as we organize and reflect on how to build a more perfect union. The two programs we are asked to participate in speak to many of the issues at hand in the upcoming transition of power. These are great ways to help be a part walking our talk of justice as we deepen our faith, to do something about our concern now.

The 2016-2020 CSAI is titled “THE CORRUPTION OF OUR DEMOCRACY”

Issue: As corporations use “corporate personhood” and “money as speech” for their interests, should a constitutional amendment be passed to protect average people? Could this further Unitarian Universalist work for social and environmental justice and help protect the health and safety of the people and the planet? – from the UUA website

See a history of this issue and watch a movie. A study guide also is available here

Read, watch, reflect and come to PeterCampbell’s house for an evening or two of heated discussion over refreshments and a warm fire, time TBD in the next few weeks. Remarks needed by Feb. 28. Comment here: CSAI Responses (The Corruption of Our Democracy) Form

The Statement of Conscience to be discussed is titled Escalating Inequality.

 See the statement here.  Your comments needed by Jan. 29. Please respond here: SOC Responses (Escalating Inequality) Form

We need your input to assure that the UUA is getting the wisdom of the largest group of people. Your comments will be sent to the UUA’s Commission on Social Witness. This is one way to be doing something that can help us uphold our values in the public square.
Contact Ed Kringer at [email protected] or 703 569 2348 with any questions.

MAKE YOUR RESPONSES TO THE CSAI HERE

MAKE YOUR RESPONSES TO THE SOC HERE