In 2017, the Black Lives of UU Organizing Collective urged UU congregations to adopt an 8th Principle in Unitarian Universalism and commit “to the dismantling of white supremacy, within the stated principles of our faith.”
At our 2020 Congregational Meeting, UUCSS committed to spend a year “in deep study and mindful reflection about what adopting the 8th Principle means for our Congregation… with the goal to bring the 8th Principle to a Congregational Vote in 2021.”
The 8th principle states:
“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
For more about the history and meaning of the 8th Principle, see https://www.8thprincipleuu.org/. Please join the 8PTF this year as we prepare for the Congregational vote. For the most current list of activities see Racial Justice Task Force Events calendar
Watch this space for the Resolution for UUCSS to Adopt the 8th Principle, which will be shared in May.
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