Proposed 8th Principle Information Sessions This Sunday
Sunday, November 21, 10:30–11:15 a.m. and 12:15–1:30 p.m. in Emerson
This Sunday’s service will center the voices of youth and young adults on the proposed 8th UU Principle. After either service, the UUC 8th Principle Process Team invites you to grab a cup of coffee and join us downstairs in Emerson to get more information about the 8th Principle, ask questions and share your reflections with other UUC members.
UUC will be voting on adopting the proposed 8th UU Principle in 2022. If you are unable to join us this Sunday, we are also offering 8th Principle Information Sessions on:
- Sunday, December 5, 10:30–11:15 a.m. & 12:15–1:30 p.m. in Emerson
- Thursday, December 9, 7–8 p.m. via Zoom
We look forward to seeing you at one of these events!
Notes from the Grappling with Accountability, Antiracism and the 8th Principle Workshop
On Sunday, November 7, the 8th Principle Process Team sponsored a workshop on Grappling with Accountability, to provide an opportunity for members to engage with each other about what adopting the 8th Principle would mean for UUC; express thoughts, fears and concerns about what it means to be accountable; and share stories.
Members engaged in rich conversations in small groups. Comments included:
- “Accountability does not equal punishment, accountability equals conversation, a conversation that helps with change.”
- “Accountability is a way to call IN with love, opening up possibility, calling IN gives a chance for a pause, accountability is a process of love.”
- “What will it take for us to see the 8th Principle as an integral part of our church and not see it as somehow addressing a ‘fringe’ issue?”
Please stay tuned for other events that will provide church-wide opportunities to engage with each other about the 8th Principle.
UUC 8th Principle Endorsements from UUC Groups and Members
We continue to receive endorsements from UUC groups and personal testimonials from members. See uuchurch.org/social-justice/proposed-8th-uu-principle/endorsements/ to read the new endorsement from the UUC Art Committee (as well as previous endorsements). See uuchurch.org/social-justice/proposed-8th-uu-principle/testimonials/ to read and watch testimonials by individual UUC members.
For more information on UUC’s 8th Principle Process visit the Proposed 8th UU Principle webpage.
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.” www.8thprincipleuu.org