We Have 7 Principles: Learn about the 8th Principle

The UUCLB 8th Principle Task Force is calling everyone into the conversation!

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE 8th PRINCIPLE!!

Saturday, November 21ST 2020,

10:30 AM to Noon

 

The 8th Principle Task Force will be hosting the first discussion group to talk about adopting the 8th Principle at UUCLB. All members and friends of the church are invited to join in. Please come and be part of the conversation!

WHAT IS THE 8TH PRINCIPLE?

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.


SIGN UP AND ATTEND ON ZOOM!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D45AAAC22A7F94-lets or email 8thP@uuclb.org and let us know you are coming!!


WHERE DID THIS COME FROM ORIGINALLY?

Paula Cole Jones, JPD (Joseph Priestley District—the mid-Atlantic district of the UUA, now subsumed into the larger Central East Regional Group, CERG) Director of Racial & Social Justice, developed the idea of the existence of 2 different paradigms in UU circles: the UU 7 Principles and Beloved Community (deep multiculturalism). After working with congregations on these issues for over 15 years, she realized that a person can believe they are being a “good UU” and following the 7 Principles without thinking about or dealing with racism and other oppressions at the systemic level.  Evidence: most UU congregations are primarily European-American in membership, culture (especially music), and leadership, even when located near diverse communities.  She realized that an 8th Principle was needed to correct this, and talked with Bruce Pollack-Johnson about some of the components that should be in it.  Bruce put together an initial draft in 2013, and the two of them worked with a group of anti-racist activists in the JPD to refine it.  Bruce’s congregation (the UU Church of the Restoration in Philadelphia) incorporated it into their Covenant at that time, then in May 2017 formally adopted it for themselves and recommended that the UUA adopt it.

  • Read more at https://www.8thprincipleuu.org/


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For more information or questions about this event please contact us at 8thP@uuclb.org