Resolutions Passed by Annual Meetings


The statements and convictions expressed through resolutions help define who we are as the United Church of Christ in the particular setting that adopts a resolution. There is a long and rich tradition in the Connecticut Conference for such expression. Since the 1700s, resolutions have spoken to subjects as significant as slavery, violence, peacemaking, capital punishment, poverty, racism and economic disparity.

Here is a primer on the Discernment Process for developing a resolution proposal (updated 2018).

In this section, all the Resolutions passed by the Annual Meetings of the Connecticut Conference UCC since 1970 are listed. They are available here in PDF format. You can browse the resolutions or click on one of the topics here to narrow the list:


To End Mass Incarceration for Non-Violent Offenses

Year: 2014

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On Prison Reform and Education

Year: 2003

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For the Study of the Issue of Decriminalization of Drugs

Year: 1994

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Equal Justice for Victims

Year: 1990

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Inequality in Sentencing in the Connecticut Judicial System

Year: 1986

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Criminal Justice Sunday

Year: 1984

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Criminal Justice

Year: 1982

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Abolition of the Death Penalty

Year: 1980

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Continuance of the Criminal Justice Committee

Year: 1977

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Improvement of Connecticut Criminal Justice System

Year: 1976

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Equal Justice for All, Particularly as it effects Dr. James Grant

Year: 1974

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Capital Punishment

Year: 1973

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Reform of the Court System

Year: 1973

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Prison reform

Year: 1971

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