Financial Times Article

On December 9, 2023, Jemima Kelly published an online Financial Times article entitled “The culture wars dividing America’s most liberal church.” Follow this link to PDF version The article is the first known coverage by a prestigious outlet on the turmoil that has roiled Unitarian Universalism. As a result, it is less an analysis and … Read more

Article II – Appeal to Ministers

With the permission of Rev. Trudeau, we are publishing his video appeal to his ministerial colleagues to inform them of the vote on Article II scheduled for the upcoming June 2024 virtual General Assembly. We have provided a transcript of Rev. Trudeau’s video message. You can share the video URL or transcript on your social … Read more

Meddlesome Priest

With the Ministerial Fellowship Committee’s (MFC) new definition of UU ministry, our denomination has slipped the bonds of liberalism into the realm of dogma and creed. Continuing the implementation of the UUA Board’s objective to dismantle white supremacy culture, the MFC now demands that UU ministry “reflects commitments to anti-oppression, collective liberation, and ongoing learning.” … Read more

Reminder Townhall Forum Nov 16

Reminder to Register for Townhall Forum The Fifth Principle Project will host a Townhall Forum to allow UUs to share their thoughts on the proposed Article II language. Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023 Time: 8:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM Central, 6:00 PM Mountain, 5:00 PM Pacific Duration: 75 – 90 minutes Pre-registration is required. Pre-register … Read more

Release of Article II Language

The Article II Study Commission released its final version on October 31, 2023 of Article II language which will be presented to the UUA Board of Trustees for approval (expected) and then presented at the June 2024 General Assembly for a final vote. A two-thirds vote of congregational delegates will be required for adoption. You … Read more

Unitarian Universalism is at Risk of Losing its Soul

The Fifth Principle Project has been granted permission to post the video below – Unitarian Universalism is at Risk of Losing its Soul. Susan McWethy, from Atlanta, created the video and originally posted her work on the Save the 7 Principles website. Susan’s 16-minute video delivers a compelling message outlining the threat of the proposed … Read more

It’s Broken. Time for Reform

There is a shortfall, a crisis really, in the supply of UU ministers. This widespread crisis is impacting the ability of congregations, large and small, to fill their pulpits. This shortfall may be a welcomed relief for those appalled by the rise in “wokeism” in the recent crop of seminary graduates. The crisis, however, is … Read more

Left vs Left

Left vs. Left: What’s Happening Here Ain’t Exactly Clear By Ken Ing, Guest Contributor We welcome back Ken Ing as a Guest Contributor with his most insightful video Left vs. Left: What’s Happening Here Ain’t Exactly Clear. We introduce this video with Ken’s own words. This talk is not intended to be focused on Unitarian … Read more

A Response to Rev. Cecilia Kingman’s GA 2023 “Berry Street Essay” by Dick Burkhart

Link to the original recording and text by Cecilia Kingman Reading this essay, I quickly concluded that Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister Cecilia Kingman was not chosen for her erudition on fascism, especially in its current North American context, let alone in UU circles. Fascist tactics from the far Right are in-your-face on the national scene … Read more