“The Corruption of Our Democracy”
Selected by General Assembly Delegates as Congregational Study/Action Issue
Congregational Study/Action Issues (CSAIs) are issues selected by Unitarian Universalist member congregations for four years of study, reflection and action. This process is congregationally-driven and facilitated by the Commission on Social Witness. This past winter our congregation voted on four proposals, with “The Corruption of Our Democracy” just edging out “Ending Gun Violence in America”. Based on this MUUC vote, we charged our General Assembly (GA) delegates – this year Carol N. and Phyllis C. – to cast our vote at the GA in Columbus, Ohio for “The Corruption of Our Democracy”.
Issue: As corporations use “corporate personhood” and “money as speech” for their interests rather than the people’s needs, can a constitutional amendment be passed to protect us? Could this further Unitarian Universalist work for social and environmental justice and help protect the health and safety of the people of the planet?
A vote on a CSAI is an invitation for congregations to take a topic of concern and engage it, reflect on it, learn about it, respond to it, comment, take action—each in their own way. There are many topics for congregational study and possible congregational actions that we will be exploring over the next two years.
You can see more details on this at https://www.uua.org/statements/current/corruption-of-our-democracy.
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