SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS TO AMEND RACISM RESOLUTION OF MAY 2003
CUC ACM May 2007
Submitted by CUC Racial and First Nations Equity Monitoring Group
WHEREAS it is more powerful to assert that which we support rather
than that which we oppose.
RESOLVED to make the following changes in the May 2003 Racism
Change title to: Resolution on Racial, Religious, and First Nations
Change the word "anti-racism" where it occurs to "racial, religious,
and First Nations equity", particularly:
-Change "CUC agrees to develop an anti-racism strategy" to "CUC agrees to develop a racial, religious, and First Nations equity strategy".
-Change "develop suitable resources across the country for training
ourselves in anti-racism" to "develop suitable resources across the
country for training ourselves in racial, religious, and First Nations
-Change "active witnesses against racism" to "active witnesses for
racial, religious, and First Nations equity".
-Change "network with other organizations doing anti-racism work" to
"network with ethnic and faith groups of the Canadian mosaic, and with other organizations which support racial, religious, and First Nations equity".
WHEREAS the May 1995 First Nations Justice Resolution, and the May 2003 Racism Resolution, urged us to educate ourselves in racial equity and First Nations Justice, and to develop material for that purpose.
WHEREAS the Racial Equity and First Nations Monitoring Group in
response to those directives has adapted and developed three workshops to be found on the CUC website:
Welcoming/Celebrating Congregational Diversity (WCCD)
Rainbowmaking Workshops (RBW)
WHEREAS we wish to increase our commitment to diversity within our congregations, and build stronger relationships with other ethnic and faith groups.
WHEREAS these workshops are intended to help make ourselves both more open to diversity within our congregations, and to bridge build with diverse ethnic and faith groups.
RESOLVED that the following be added to the 2003 Racism Resolution:
Encourage all congregations to have members train as leaders in
conducting the Welcoming/Celebration Congregational Diversity (WCCD) workshop, and to conduct that workshop for their members.
Encourage all congregations to conduct Rainbowmaking
(RBW, workshops in six sessions), and/or Connecting the
Have CUC develop criteria for credentialling congregations which have completed WCCD, RBW, and/or 5 C's, and have expressed their openess to greater diversity within their midst.