Proposed 8th Principle

8th Principle in English

“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.”

8º Principio en Español

“Nosotros, las congregaciones miembros de la Asociación Unitaria Universalista, nos comprometemos a afirmar y promover: viajar hacia la plenitud espiritual trabajando para construir una Amada Comunidad multicultural diversa mediante nuestras acciones que desmantelen responsablemente el racismo y otras opresiones en nosotros mismos y en nuestras instituciones.”

The 8th Principle is a natural extension of our UU values and faith development. Unlike our other 7 Principles, it calls us to action, to not only be not-racist but to actively engage in anti-racist behaviors as individuals and as a faith community. And it calls us to be accountable to each other as we continue to work towards building Beloved Community. After many years of inconsistent work in the UUA regarding anti-racism, the realization that one can “live into” our existing 7 principles without thinking about or dealing with racism has become more apparent. In order to more fully live into the potential of our existing principles, many UU congregations have already adopted the 8th Principle. We feel it is time to introduce and begin the discussion around adopting this principle at UUCOD.

Thank you from your Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Ministry (DIBM), 8th Principle Ambassadors

We would also love to hear your ideas on how we can more actively, as a congregation address anti-racism in support of this 8th Principle.

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