Racial Justice Group News ~ March 2021

UCM’s Racial Justice Group

On March 17, 2021, the UCM Racial Justice Group decided to bring the proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism to the UCM congregation for adoption in the 2021-22 church year. 

The 8th Principle is part of a broader movement in our UU denomination. It reads: “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.”

In the coming weeks, the Racial Justice Group will be reaching out to UCM members and friends to talk about the 8th principle. Together we will explore its meaning, its impact and the idea of what it looks like to “accountably dismantling racism and other oppressions” as a faith community. We are excited to build a coalition of groups across our church community who are ready to look at the ways in which adopting the 8th Principle can invite us into living more deeply into the sacred work of anti-racism.

After a year of pandemic and increased white nationalism, it is a tremendous gift to be invited into an opportunity for transformation and accountability. We hope you will be part of this journey. Visit the 8th Principle FAQ page to learn more about its meaning, its history and how our congregation can be part of this growing movement in our denomination. https://www.8thprincipleuu.org/background

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