The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.
Jay Kiskel has dedicated his time and talent to Unitarian Universalism for many years, including serving on the board of his home congregation, the Mid-South District, The Mountain (UU affiliated retreat center in NC) and as president of the Universalist Convocation.
I have an unshakeable faith in the power of our Principles, our liberal values, and the guidance offered by our heritage Unitarian and Universalist denominations. I believe such a new voice is needed on our national leadership team.
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Excerpt from the Introduction:
We assume you are reading this book either because you are intrigued by the main title, or because you are concerned by the subtitle, “The Systematic Attack on UU Liberalism. What You Need to Know. What You Need to Do.” Either way, we, the authors, are hoping you will read this book so we may share with you our understanding of disturbing trends within Unitarian Universalism that may substantively alter UUism.
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What is the Fifth Principle Project?
The Fifth Principle Project is a grassroots initiative to gather into community Unitarian Universalists who want to reinvigorate the right of conscience and renew the democratic process in the governance of our denomination.
This grassroots movement was initiated with a letter to more than 1,000 congregations because it has become apparent that our denominational governing body has lost touch with the spirit of its mission of servant leadership to members and congregations, and drifted to a topdown, ideologically-driven governing model. Only by exercising our collective voting power, can we have a voice in setting the direction of our faith movement.
We seek to restore our 5th principle as the governing principle of our denomination.
The current at-large nature of the UUA Board of Trustees renders the board:
- Unaccountable to the free and independent congregations it is required to serve.
- Isolates it from diversity of perspectives on the nature and direction of our faith movement.
Join the Fifth Principle Project
Joining the Fifth Principle Project is critical to growing this grassroots initiative. Every Voice Deserves a Vote. The more voices that join advances our ability to achieve the goals of the Fifth Principle Project. Join Now.
Goals of the Fifth Principle Project
- Provide for the regional election of members of the UUA Board of Trustees
- Re-establish local clusters of congregations within regions
- Support the implementation of recommendations from the December 2009 Fifth Principle Task Force