BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists affirm the inherent worth and dignity of
every person; and
BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists promote justice, equity, and compassion in
human relations; and
WHEREAS homelessness in North America is at a crisis level and continues to
grow among youth, children, and adults;
WHEREAS if large numbers of people cannot earn enough to provide "the
necessaries of life," the tragedy of homelessness will increase;
WHEREAS many people are unable to provide basic shelter for themselves and
their families because of poor educational preparation, inadequate job skills,
low wages, scarcity of affordable day care, and the epidemic of domestic
violence, a lack of safe, decent, affordable housing, or denial of access to
quality health care;
WHEREAS physical illness, physical disability, mental illness, or addiction
to drugs or alcohol prevent some members of our society from living
independently, or seeking or holding jobs;
WHEREAS the present economic system does not offer a path to stable
employment and decent housing for large segments of our society;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association urges
its member congregations and individual Unitarian Universalists to work in
coalition with community activists to ensure that every member of our society
has the opportunity for:
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
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