January 29, 2017 | 11:45 AM
UUs joining together to make a difference – Forum on January 29
“Our faith as Unitarian Universalists requires that we respond to economic injustice. We cannot ignore the harm caused when people at the top control and receive most of the resources and those that carry out the work of the world struggle to survive.”
These words are from a draft Statement of Conscience on Escalating Inequality, prepared for consideration by the 2017 General Assembly in New Orleans. Come to the Forum to reflect on this statement and to learn about how you can participate in this annual meeting of UU congregations. The theme of the 2017 General Assembly is “Resist and Rejoice!”
Each June, delegates to General Assembly vote on statements of social justice that guide the actions taken by our Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. But General Assembly is more than social witness. It is an opportunity for thousands of UUs to worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the UUA through democratic process. In June 2017, delegates also will elect the President who will lead UUA for the next six years.
Youth, young adults and families can participate, and Albany UU will pay the registration fee for members who serve as delegates.
You can read the draft Statement of Conscience at www.uua.org/economic/escalatinginequality