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BECAUSE we affirm justice, equity, and compassion in human relations; and
WHEREAS substance abuse is a prevalent response to economic, social, and
WHEREAS substance abuse is hazardous to individuals and society;
WHEREAS attempts to deal with substance abuse which do not address the
underlying causes of abuse must ultimately fail;
WHEREAS the United States' "War on Drugs," which emphasizes the interdiction
of supply and criminalization of use, has:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association
encourage its member congregations and individual Unitarian Universalists in the
United States to call upon the United States government to change the emphasis
of its "War on Drugs";
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association, its
member congregations, and individual Unitarian Universalists be urged to call
upon all people and governments to:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association, through
its Departments of Social Justice and Religious Education, develop educational
materials for all ages about substance abuse; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association, its
member congregations, and individual Unitarian Universalists be encouraged to
facilitate drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and promote their formation
in their communities, offering subsidized meeting rooms when possible.
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
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