Most Oppressed or Most In Need

Correction: When this Discussion was initially posted on March 16, 2023, the sponsor of the business resolution “Complete Divestment from the Fossil Fuel Industry and Subsequent Reparations” was incorrectly noted as the UUA Board of Trustees. A user comment on March 19 provided a correction. This business resolution was sponsored by a group called “Unitarian … Read more

Conversations with Rev. Todd Eklof

We are posting another video in the Fifth Principle Project Sermon Series, Conversations with Rev. Todd Eklof, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, recorded on February 19, 2023. In this video, Rev. Eklof addresses the following topics. Is hierarchy evil? What is the difference between progressive and liberal? Covenantal or liberal religion You … Read more

How Do You Answer This? (restored)

The Fifth Principle Project has never posted an email we received via our Contact Us webpage. We are making an exception regarding an email we received on January 8, 2023. The email was in response to the Discussion Forum held with Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof regarding the organizational activities of the North American Unitarian Association … Read more

North American Unitarian Association

Below is a sermon preached by Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Spokane, Washington, on December 4, 2022. The sermon is entitled “The End of an Era: The Dismantling of Unitarian Universalism by the Illiberal Left.” You may share this video on your social media. You are also invited to download … Read more

Rigged at Every Level

Amid the angst surrounding Article II, the November 15, 2022, announcement of a single UUA presidential candidate has sparked yet another uproar. With only a single candidate, there will be no 2023 presidential election, as required by the bylaws. Instead, the six people on the Presidential Search Committee decided that they alone would select the … Read more

Reminder Article II Discussion Forum

This is a reminder of the upcoming Article II Zoom Discussion Forum. All are invited. This forum is being sponsored by the Fifth Principle Project to provide UUs an opportunity to discuss the recently released language of Article II. Article II of the Association’s bylaws containing the Purpose of the Association, our Seven Principles, Six Sources, … Read more

Discuss Draft Article II Language

Draft language from the Article II Study Commission is now available for review and comment. Article II of the Association’s bylaws contains the Purpose of the Association, our Seven Principles, Six Sources, Inclusion and Freedom of Belief statements. Per a requirement of the Association’s bylaws, Article II is subject to review every 15 years. Accordingly, … Read more

The Dark Side of Dismantling

The Dark Side of Dismantling The Fifth Principle Project has recently received a detailed description from two UUs who raised their voices in opposition to authoritarian practices at their local UU church when they witnessed congregational polity  being disrespected. The Discussion below is their story of their suspension from their community for five years.  We are … Read more