Emerson’s Resolution to Endorse the 8th Principle
On June 27, 2021 Emerson’s congregation adopted the following Resolution:
WHEREAS our Unitarian Universalist principles call us to affirm and promote “justice, equity, and compassion in human relations” and “the goal of world community,” and
WHEREAS racism and its effects, including the deep divisions in our world caused by inequitable and unjust distribution of power and resources, are embedded in all social institutions as well as in ourselves and will not be eradicated without deliberate engagement in analysis and action and undertaking personal and institutional commitments to end racism;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, denounce racism and pledge to work to eliminate racism.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we approve the spirit and intent of the proposed 8th Principle of the Unitarian Universalist Association 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,” recognizing that our denomination’s goal of promoting sustained action to eradicate racism and other oppressions may evolve into new language or revisions such as making this a preamble to our Principles.
“Kids’ Versions” of the 8th Principle: We must work together for diversity and inclusion and against racism and oppression. Or: We must work together to make sure every individual is cherished.
We invite you to learn more about the 8th Principle at https://www.8thprincipleuu.org/