Comments on Proposed 8th Principle

In a debate on June 1, 2021, Rev. Craig Moro shared his thoughts on the Unitarian Universalist Association’s proposed 8th principle.  The debate was sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Multi-cultural Unity Action Council (UUMUAC).  You can view the full debate at this link. We welcome reader’s comments. Subscribe to Comments Subscribe to comments to follow … Read more

Against Ideological Conformity

Commentary in 8 Points on Chapter ”Theology” from Widening the Circle of Concern (WTCOC) Dr. Maskil David Cycleback   “A new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform … Read more

How Liberal Religion Supports the Diversity Movement

  By Dr. Maskil David Cycleback (David Cycleback is Director of Center for Artifact Studies, a member of the British Royal Academy of Philosophy and the Oxford University Philosophical Society, and is author of the peer-reviewed university textbooks “A Concise Guide to Neurodiversity,” “Nature and Limits of Human Knowledge” and “Cognitive Science of Religion and … Read more

Is the UUA Democratically Governed?

“Is the Unitarian Universalist Association democratically governed?” It is a reasonable question. More than a decade after the 2009 Fifth Principle Task Force urged reforms to General Assembly, the institution continues to conduct the business of the Association in ways the report found clearly undemocratic. Consider, for example, that we do not have any collective … Read more

General Assembly Starts

We encourage all to participate in 2021 General Assembly, which starts today June 23, 2021. Events Recommended June 23 Bylaw and Rule Amendments Proposed Bylaw and Rule Amendments will be discussed in the Mini-Assembly on Wednesday 3:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. CT / 1:00 p.m. MT / 12:00 p.m. PT. After the Mini-Assembly, the … Read more

Code of Conduct

We are working to ban Tom Clowes from this site. Most of you probably know why. We tried a temporary ban but that did not work. He has persistently perverted the content of this site in order to constantly accuse the Fifth Principle Project of racism and fraud. He’s had repeated warnings about this behavior, … Read more

Back to the Point

Our last discussion, When Democracy Dies, sparked a lively discussion. Many people took the opportunity to engage, share their thoughts and take a public stand on their beliefs. Yet in the end most comments wandered away from the key point of the Discussion. We have a decision point before us regarding how our Association will … Read more

When Democracy Dies

by Jay Kiskel If you ever wondered what it looks like when democracy dies, you now have a front-row seat.   We are witnessing such a demise in our own denomination.  Hyperbole?  No. Tipping Scales When I submitted my name by petition to run for a position on the UUA Board of Trustees, I naively believed … Read more

UUA Board Candidate Forum

On June 1 at 8:00 pm Eastern there will be a pre-General Assembly candidate forum for a seat on the UUA Board of Trustees. Description The Candidate Forum is sponsored by the Election Campaign Practices Committee (ECPC). It will involve statements by, questions to, and discussion between the two candidates for the contested seat #8 … Read more