Amendment 28 to Article II - Proposed by Barbara Clutter

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1 Article II Purposes and Covenant

2 Section C-2.1. Purposes.
3 The Unitarian Universalist Association exists to serve its member congregations and does so by [will] devoting its resources to and using its organizational
4 powers for religious, educational, and humanitarian purposes. Its primary purposes are
5 to assist congregations in their vital ministries, support and train leaders both lay and
6 professional, to foster lifelong faith formation, to heal historic and ongoing injustices, and to advance our
7 Unitarian Universalist values in the world.
8 The further purpose of the Unitarian Universalist Association is to actively engage its members in the
9 transformation of the world through liberating Love.


I agree that both historic and on-going injustices need to be included.

To address that, my congregation preferred to simplify the phrase as in our Amendment #22:to work to heal [historic] injustices.” So in other words, if you take out the word “historic,” then by implication you are left with all injustices.

(I personally prefer “to understand and work to heal injustices.”)

What do you think?

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That would work for me.

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I agree that limiting the injustices we address to historic injustices is too narrow.

I support this amendment but also the suggestion that Kara Stebbins made, "to understand and work to heal injustices.”

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Purposes amendments 14, 22 and 28 share replacing “assist” with serve in slightly different ways. There are 11 (my estimate) priority amendments for Purposes. The majority of the 8 additonal amendments focus on the description/scope of Purpose and not who is served by the scope of purpose.

Perhaps 14, 22 and 28 authors can share and anticipate friendly amendments?

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