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NO. R.146.  JOINT RESOLUTION designating Sunday, April 15, 2007 as Generosity Sunday in Vermont.


Offered by:  Representatives Mrowicki of Putney, Davis of Washington, Deen of Westminster, Milkey of Brattleboro, Pearson of Burlington, Stevens of Shoreham and Zenie of Colchester

Whereas, the Network of Spiritual Progressives in Vermont, and around the country, brings people of all paths together to uphold the ethical and moral values common to every faith tradition, and

Whereas, the strength and stature of our nation depend on upholding the values of compassion, generosity, equality, freedom, justice, social responsibility, and the interconnectedness of all life, and

Whereas, a campaign to shift the security paradigm from domination to generosity, understanding, and compassion would be a more effective means to peace, and

Whereas, the key to global security is working with the rest of the world to reduce poverty, hunger, homelessness, and disease, and

Whereas, the Network of Spiritual Progressives proposes a Global Marshall Plan to address these destabilizing problems, similar to the plan that rebuilt the war-torn nations of WWII, and

Whereas, the Vermont Network of Spiritual Progressives in Brattleboro will be hosting Generosity Weekend and Generosity Sunday events on Sunday, April 15, 2007, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly designates April 15, 2007 as Generosity Sunday in Vermont in recognition of the principle that generosity, understanding, and compassion should be the basis for all human interactions, be they commercial, political, or social, or be they personal, local, national, or international, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Vermont Network of Spiritual Progressives in Brattleboro.



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The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont