Guest Contributor Allan Lindrup, Chicago, IL I am writing to express my concern over violations of our UU Principles, particularly the 4th, 5th and 1st Principles, by the UUA, regional staff, and sometimes local congregations. I will start with the 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This does not say … Read more Commentary on Violations of our U.U. Principles
Guest Contributors Rev. Rick Davis and Eric Schuman UU Congregation of Salem, Oregon February 9, 2020 In 17th century in the area we now call Rhode Island there lived a Narragansett chief known to history as Canonicus. As he was nearing his death, he asked to be buried with a piece of cloth given to … Read more Does Unitarian Universalism Support Freedom of Conscience?
The Fifth Principle Project was started in response to the April 2017 decision to declare that the Unitarian Universalism Association (UUA) was based on white supremacy culture. The decision followed the imbroglio sparked by the hiring failure of a new Southern Region Executive Director and the resignation of UUA President Rev. Peter Morales. This was, … Read more Who Made the Decision
On January 24, 2020, apparently in response to our letter of January 4, 2020, the UUA issued what they titled Call for Reflection on the Fifth Principle Task Force Report. I use the word “apparently” in this context because the UUA did not identify our letter as the reason for their Call for Reflection. As … Read more UUA Response to Letter
On January 4, 2020, the letter below was emailed to more than 1,000 UU congregations in the United States. This letter was the start of an organic grassroots initiative to gather into community Unitarian Universalists who want to reinvigorate the right of conscience and renew the democratic process in the governing of our denomination. We hope your … Read more Letter to Congregations