Economic Justice

As Canadian UUs, we affirm and promote justice, equity and compassion in human relations, and the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all. It is therefore incumbent upon us to promote the principles and practices of economic justice within local, national and international communities.

The Economic Justice Group is actively following these important issues:

  1. Income Inequality
  2. Earth Charter
  3. Occupy Movement
  4. Quebec Student Movement

“Therefore be it resolved that the Canadian Unitarian Council affirm the preferential option for the poor which calls for public policies to address and overcome disparities between rich and poor and which calls on governments to carefully consider all reasonable alternatives rather than adopting economic and social policies that require disadvantaged groups in society to make the greatest sacrifices….”

Adopted May 18, 1996

Actions and Issues

Resources

Resolutions

Resolutions – 1996 – Economic Justice

Economic Justice BECAUSE as Unitarian Universalists we are covenanted to affirm and promote justice, equity and compassion; and WHEREAS Canada is a country wealthy enough to afford just and compassionate social programs for those in need; and WHEREAS all levels … Continue reading






Resolutions – 1984 – Health Care

Health Care The 1984 resolution on health care also relates somewhat to the economic justice issue. • that access to the tax-supported Medicare system be preserved and accessible to all legal residents of Canada; • that physicians and surgeons providing … Continue reading






Resolutions – 1983 – Economic Justice

Governments re: Unemployment Resolved: To urge that the Federal Government and all Provincial Governments provide extraordinary programs to the individual victims of the current recession in equal measure to that provided directly to the business community in the form of … Continue reading