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A New Vision and Purpose for Canadian UUs

On May 20th, Canadian Unitarians made history. They approved a new vision for Canadian Unitarian Universalists:Conf

As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we envision a world in which our interdependence calls us to love and justice.

These 5 Aspirations guide us in living out our faith: As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we are Deeply Connected, Radically Inclusive, Actively Engaged, Theologically Alive, and Spiritually Grounded.

Not only was a new Vision statement approved, a set of new charitable purposes was approved, in compliance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines:

The Statement of Purpose of the Corporation is to promote Unitarian Universalism, Unitarianism and Universalism, in Canada and internationally, by:

  1. Affirming and promoting the principles, practices, and traditions of the Unitarian Universalist, Unitarian and Universalist faiths; 
  2. Supporting the development and growth of Unitarian Universalist, Unitarian and Universalist religious communities;
  3. Nurturing, supporting and enhancing religious communities and other groups to work together on mutual concerns for the benefit of the community; and
  4. Providing basic necessities of life, including food, clean water, clothing, medical and dental care and supplies, shelter, and education, tuition and school supplies to those in need.

For background material about the requirement and process for approving new charitable purposes, please refer here.

Watch for further information in the June eNews.

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