CUC’s Dismantling racism study group’s report

The CUC Dismantling Racism Final Report 2021 (large print version here) on a national survey was released in May 2021. It includes an analysis of the preliminary data and recommendations for further action toward dismantling racism in ourselves, our communities, and our congregations.

At the CUC’s Annual General Meeting on May 8, 2021, an unexpected motion was proposed to adopt an 8th principle, which reads ““We, the member congregations of the Canadian Unitarian Council, covenant to affirm and promote: “Individual and communal action that accountably dismantles racism and other oppressions in ourselves and in our institutions.” Although ruled out of order, delegates voted to suspend the rules of order, and subsequently voted in favour of adopting the 8th principle. However, on review after the AGM, it was deemed that the CUC’s bylaws regarding providing sufficient notice had not been followed, and the motion is thus void and non-binding.

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