As efforts across the country have seen renewed energy around the issue of race, so have they in our faith as well.  Black Lives UU, also known as BLUU, was formed in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Their calls to action within our faith have been catalyzing deep examination of our power structures, practices, and the ways our unconscious biases uphold systems of oppression and injustice. 

The latest effort to address the unconscious support of White Supremacy in Unitarian Universalism is a proposal to add an 8th principle:

“We 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 honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Sunday, January 15th Pacific Unitarian’s Multicultural Transformation Team will lead us in a service to reflect on the history of Dr. King’s calls to action and what is being asked of us at this moment in time as we consider the 8th Principle.

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