One approach used by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) to focus attention and congregational energy on key issues is a multi-year process executed at General Assembly. The Congregation Study and Action Issue (CSAI) helps us create an effective process.
CSAIs are issues selected by Unitarian Universalist member congregations for four years of study, reflection and action. In the third year of this process, delegates at General Assembly (GA) can vote to approve a Statement of Conscience (SOC) resulting from congregational feedback on the CSAI. A fourth year is devoted to implementation.
Approved CSAI at Providence GA 2014: Escalating Inequality
Upward mobility—the American Dream—has become a myth. Concentration of wealth and power has skyrocketed. King’s dream of justice and equality has fractured. Half of all Americans are impoverished or struggling, as the middle class shrinks and billionaires take the profits. Where’s our commitment to the Common Good? Grounding in Unitarian Universalism
Our Unitarian Universalist (UU) tradition places its faith in people to create a more loving community for all, guided by “justice, equity, and compassion in human relations”. Challenging extreme inequality has now become a moral imperative, just as prior generations have led movements from abolition to civil rights and marriage equality.
Read more at http://www.uua.org/statements/current/290506.shtml