Dick Burkhart for UUA Nominating Committee

The Fifth Principle Project is extending its support to Dick Burkhart in his election bid by petition to become a member of the UUA Nominating Committee. This committee identifies candidates for UUA leadership positions, except Moderator or President. The Nominating Committee exerts significant influence on who represents UUs at the national level. Due to a … Read more

All white people are racist

Introduction We are presenting another installment of stories by UUs impacted by the current intolerance that has swept the denomination. We feel it is important that the true human cost suffered by intolerance should be known. We included several such stories in Used to Be UU. In October 2022, we published a similar personal account … Read more

The Game is afoot

The feedback collected by the Article II Study Commission from its online form is available at discuss.uua.org. It is difficult to determine how many suggestions have been submitted, but it appears that over 200 submissions have been received. The site administrator has offered some tips to sort through the submissions. We encourage everyone to review … Read more

Article II Feedback Opportunity

We are asking our Fifth Principle Project’s 625 members to take advantage of an opportunity to provide feedback to the Article II Study Commission. The proposed Article II language will face a preliminary vote at the June 2023 General Assembly in just a few weeks. There is now a process by which specific proposed language … Read more

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

Where Do We Go From Here?

As you all might know by now, the Article II Study Commission has issued another and perhaps the final version of the Article II report, pending amendments. We will follow up with another Fifth Principle Discussion once members have had time to review the report. It is clear that if UU leadership gets its way at General … 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