WHEREAS, great strides have been taken to affirm this principle within our
WHEREAS, some models of human relationships arising from religious myths,
historical materials, and other teachings still create and perpetuate attitudes
that cause women everywhere to be overlooked and undervalued; and
WHEREAS, children, youth and adults internalize and act on these cultural
models, thereby tending to limit their sense of self-worth and dignity;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1977 General Assembly of the Unitarian
Universalist Association calls upon all Unitarian Universalists to examine
carefully their own religious beliefs and the extent to which these beliefs
influence sex-role stereotypes within their own families; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the General Assembly urges the Board of Trustees
of the Unitarian Universalist Association to encourage the Unitarian
Universalist Association administrative officers and staff, the religious
leaders within societies, the Unitarian Universalist theological schools, the
directors of related organizations, and the planners of seminars and
conferences, to make every effort to: (a) put traditional assumptions and
language in perspective, and (b) avoid sexist assumptions and language in the
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the General Assembly urges the President of the
Unitarian Universalist Association to send copies of this resolution to other
denominations examining sexism inherent in religious literature and institutions
and to the International Association of Liberal Religious Women and the IARF;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the General Assembly requests the Unitarian
Universalist Association to: (a) join with those who are encouraging others in
the society to examine the relationship between religious and cultural attitudes
toward women, and (b) to send a representative and resource materials to
associations appropriate to furthering the above goals; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: The the General Assembly requests the President of
the UUA to report annually on progress in implementing this
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