The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship/Community to Community Development Partnership

Whereas The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship affirms and promotes the inherent worth and dignity of all people, the goal of world community with peace liberty and justice for all, and the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part; and Community to Community Development a place-based, women-led, grassroots organization working to strengthen local and global movements towards social, economic and environmental justice—focusing especially on food sovereignty, immigrant rights, and healthy communities, that accomplishes their goals by using inclusive strategies to:

  • Empower under-represented peoples to have an equal voice in decision making processes
  • Develop cross-cultural awareness
  • Restore justice to our food, land and cultural practices
  • Promote community relationships towards self-reliance
  • Work in solidarity with those that strive towards human rights for all
  • Rescue the value of feminine intellect and leadership…

Whereas C2C will provide BUF with a multicultural exchange for our congregation and youth, that will add value and richness to our religious community, while exposing UU values to members of the public that might otherwise be unaware of our presence and mission,

Whereas BUF will continue to support C2C as different groups, staff and members of the Fellowship have been doing for several years through the free use of our social hall, sanctuary, kitchen and van; the groups, members and staff wish to continue these in-kind donations which will not exceed $5000 annually without further congregational approval,

Whereas the adoption of this resolution will formally recognize the current relationship BUF and C2C have by establishing criteria for a collaborative and mutually beneficial ongoing partnership that will be reviewed each year by the Program Implementation Group, the BUF Board of Trustees and presented for approval by the congregation at the May annual meeting.

Be it resolved that the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship enters into a formal partnership with Community to Community Development and the voting members of the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship agree to support the work of Community to Community Development in some tangible way each year.