Letter Concerning the Proposed 8th Principle

The Proposed 8th Principle The proposed 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.” The … Read more Letter Concerning the Proposed 8th Principle

We Quit – UU Ministers Resign from UUMA

“We Quit” Letter To:  UUMA Board of Trustees                                                               September 15, 2020 From:  Disaffected Colleagues We write to express our profound disappointment with recent developments in the UUMA and its new norms of thought, behavior, and procedure.  We highlight below three of the most relevant events of the past year or so. Public Letters of … Read more We Quit – UU Ministers Resign from UUMA

A Look at the Commission on Institutional Change Report

At this year’s virtual General Assembly the Commission on Institutional Change (COIC) released its final report entitled Widening the Circle of Concern. This report was commissioned by the UUA Board of Trustees in April 2017 when they declared that the UUA was based on white supremacy culture.  Below is a review of that report by … Read more A Look at the Commission on Institutional Change Report

A Reply to Elissa Lowe on “What the Gadfly Papers Gets Wrong”

The 7 Essays of Ms. Elissa Lowe “What the Gadfly Papers Gets Wrong” A Reply By Frank Casper   Section 1: It’s not OK to Be Wrong I think perhaps the first thing I want say of Ms. Lowes lengthy piece about Gadfly is that just on the surface, before any close reading, it appears … Read more A Reply to Elissa Lowe on “What the Gadfly Papers Gets Wrong”