Historic Massachusetts Conference Resolutions

Historic Massachusetts Conference Resolutions

The churches and people of the Historic Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ have a very long history of looking at the world and prayerfully working to make it a better place.  From the early days of the abolitionist movement to the struggle for freedom of marriage for all, our churches have long been at the forefront of social justice issues.  Resolutions have spoken to subjects as significant as racism, homelessness, immigrant and refugee rights, prison justice, and climate change.  

In this section, Resolutions passed by the Annual Meetings of the Historic Massachusetts Conference UCC are listed.   


Calling for the U.S. to Pull ‘Back from the Brink’ and Prevent Nuclear War

Year: 2019     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution on Becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Conference

Year: 2018     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution on Bullying

Year: 2018     Conference: Massachusetts


Expression of Opposition to Massachusetts Sentences of Life Imprisonment Without Opportunity for Parole

Year: 2017     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution Calling on the Thirty-first General Synod of the United Church of Christ and its members, congregations, Associations, and Conferences to Covenant as Immigrant Welcoming Congregations (initiated by MACUCC) 

Year: 2016     Conference: Massachusetts


Dismantling Discriminatory Systems of Mass Incarceration in Massachusetts 

Year: 2015     Conference: Massachusetts


A Call for the UCC to take Actions Toward a Just Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 

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Year: 2015     Conference: Massachusetts


Last-minute Resolution Condemning Violence Committed in the Name of Religion

Year: 2015     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution in Support of Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies and other actions to Combat Climate Change

Year: 2013     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution to Update the Massachusetts Conference's 1984 Open and Affirming (ONA) Resolution to include Gender Identity and Gender Expression

 Year: 2012     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution to End Homelessness Among Youth and Youth Adults

Year: 2011     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution Calling Churches to Commit to Proactive Anti-Racism

Year: 2011     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution to Call for Action to Restore the Dream of Democracy

Year: 2011     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution on a Massachusetts Innocence Commission 

Year: 2010     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution to Reverse Climate Change and Protect God’s Creation

Year: 2009     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution to Call the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church Of Christ to Advance the Cause of the Most Vulnerable in the Budgetary and Appropriation Process approved by the 206th Annual Meeting  

Year: 2005     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution In Support of “Jubilee Congregations” and “Jubilee Sunday” within the United Church of Christ 

Year: 2005     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution to Send a Call for Environmental Education and Action to General Synod

Year: 2005     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution Promoting Peace for All in Sudan 

Year: 2005     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution Calling the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ to be a Fair Trade Conference approved by the 205th Annual Meeting 

Year: 2004     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution on Massachusetts Prison Control Units approved by 205th Annual Meeting  

Year: 2004     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution to Support the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Decision Affirming the Right of Same-Gender Couples to Marry  

Year: 2004     Conference: Massachusetts


A Resolution Supporting Seafarer Rights approved by the 205th Annual Meeting 

Year: 2004     Conference: Massachusetts


A Resolution Concerning a Christian Response to War approved by the 204th Annual Meeting

Year: 2003     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution to Invite Congregations to Endorse the Earth Charter approved by the 204th Annual Meeting

Year: 2003     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution for a Healthy Tomorrow approved by the 204th Annual Meeting

Year: 2003     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution to End Homelessness in Massachusetts passed by the 203rd Annual Meeting  ​

Year: 2002     Conference: Massachusetts

Resolution on Restorative Justice

Year: 1999     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution on Gambling 

Year: 1994      Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution on Teletrack Gambling 

Year: 1987     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution on Casino Gambling

Year: 1984     Conference: Massachusetts


Resolution on Calling on United Church of Christ Congregations to Declare Themselves Open and Affirming

Year: 1984     Conference: Massachusetts

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