The 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism
Welcome! The Radical Welcoming Team is excited that you are here.
Unitarian Universalist congregations share a commitment to 7 core principles and are, at the national level, considering a proposed 8th Principle. Our Radical Welcoming team is supporting everyone at the FUUSB in learning about the proposed 8th Principle. Our congregation will be voting on the adoption of the proposed 8th Principle at our June 6th Annual Meeting and we would like people to be ready for this important vote.
The wording of the 8th Principle is: “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 February and March we provided 6 information sessions about what the 8th Principle is, why it was developed, and what it means to congregants where the 8th Principle has been adopted. If you missed those sessions, we have created a Google slideshow to share this information: View the slideshow
We have also developed a page of Frequently Asked Questions about the 8th Principle: View the Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for looking at the materials and thinking about the 8th Principle. We are excited for the vote in June!