All UUA member congregations are called to participate in the social witness process by voting in the congregational poll regarding Congregational Study Action Issues (CSAI) – Deadline February 3, 2014.
One of the primary functions of the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly is to consider issues about which the congregations jointly want to take a stand as a denomination. The Congregational Poll, open through February 3, allows congregations to select up to five proposed Congregational Study/Action Issues (CSAIs) to go on the agenda for General Assembly 2014. At GA 2014, delegates will select one of the five proposed CSAIs to be our Congregational Study/Action Issue for 2014-2018 (which will later become a Statement of Conscience).
The six proposed Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) submissions are:
- Empowerment: Age and Ability Reconsidered
- Ending the War on Terror
- Escalating Inequality
- Gun Violence: A Public Health Issue
- Renewing and Securing Our American Democracy
- Unitarian Universalist Values and the Pursuit of a Just Peace for Israelis and Palestinians
Congregations may vote ‘Yes’, ‘No’, or ‘Abstain’ for each proposed CSAI. A quorum of 25% of congregations is required for each proposed CSAI to go on the GA 2014 agenda.
To read the full text of each proposed CSAI and learn more about the process, go to: http://www.uua.org/statements/current/index.shtml.
NOTE: Deadline to submit congregational vote is Feb 3, 2014. For tips and ideas on how to solicit congregational feedback, see: https://www.uua.org/statements/152651.shtml.
Congregations may also submit comments by March 3 on the current CSAI – Reproductive Justice: Expanding Our Social Justice Calling.
Let us know what you have been doing on the issue and what should be included in the Statement of Conscience. For a helpful worksheet, see:
Deadline to submit comments on this CSAI is March 3, 2014. To submit comments, see: http://www.uua.org/statements/current/index.shtml.