We present a video by Rev. Richard Trudeau entitled the Genealogy of the Seven UU Principles as part of a Fifth Principle Project continuing campaign to educate UUs on our Seven Principles.
At the June 2023 UUA General Assembly, the UUA Board of Trustees will submit new Article II language. Article II contains our Seven Principles, Six Sources, and other statements defining the nature of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Given this pending vote, we feel that all UUs must deeply understand the historic nature of our Seven Principles. Rev. Trudeau’s excellent scholarship provides that historical context. The video link may be shared, posted on social media, and used in study groups. Download a PDF version of Rev. Trudeau’s script.
We also recommend another video by Rev. Craig Moro entitled Comments on the Eighth Principle.
We urge all Fifth Principle Project members to take an active interest in the upcoming 2023 General Assembly and volunteer to be voting delegates.
One More Thing
Although expanding awareness regarding the proposed changes to our Seven Principles is vital, attention is also needed on how the next UUA president has been identified. Contrary to the Association’s bylaws and a vote by the 2021 General Assembly delegates to have an opportunity to vote on at least two candidates, the UUA’s Presidential Search Committee announced only a single candidate.
To learn more, read the last Discussion post, Rigged at Every Level.
Two Important Things
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