Invitation to Learning and Listening Circle on the Proposed 8th UU Principle

The 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism

Sunday, May 16, 10:40 a.m. via Zoom
(The second session, which was to have been on May 18, will be rescheduled)

Why was the 8th Principle proposed and why are Unitarian Universalist churches adopting it? Why does Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) endorse it?

The UUC 8th Principle Process Team invites you to learn about and share your reflections on the proposed 8th Principle at Learning and Listening Circle on May 16. More than 50 people attended our first Listening Circle on April 11; we have added another session to provide opportunities for more UUC members to share their reflections.

We will begin with some background information on the proposed 8th Principle before moving into groups to share our reflections with each other. Curious, questions, concerns, need more information…? We want to hear from you! These are not discussion groups; the purpose is to listen to each other with open hearts and minds and with respect for differing opinions. There will be other opportunities for discussion and dialogue as we continue to explore the 8th Principle and what it means to become an antiracist congregation.

Please arrive on time as the Zoom meeting will be closed five minutes after the Circle has started. The Zoom meeting will open at 10:40 a.m., we will begin at 10:45 a.m. and we will be closing the room at 10:50 a.m.

Find the Zoom link in the UUC Connect post, Zoom Links for UUC Sundays (login required). Please join us! If you have questions regarding the Zoom link, please contact Jessica Monahan at the church office, (206) 454-7710. For questions about the Learning and Listening Circles please contact Jewels Mellen.

The Proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism
“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.”

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