To affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by building a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.
It has been 20 years since the UUA passed a resolution to undo racism in our institution, yet we are witnessing the rise of overt racism and oppression across the country, and we continue to address barriers to inclusion in our own churches and association. Our seven UU Principles guide us, but do they go far enough to result in social change? The 2017 GA approved a responsive resolution for a study commission to consider adding an 8th Principle that focuses on building Beloved Community. Meanwhile, UU congregations are encouraged to embrace and adopt the 8th Principle locally. Two congregations already have, and All Souls is working to do the same. Come participate in a discussion on the reasons that we need an 8th Principle.