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

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

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

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

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

Genealogy of the Seven UU Principles

We present a video by Rev. Richard Trudeau entitled the Genealogy of the Seven UU Principles as part of a Fifth Principle Project continuing campaign to educate UUs on our Seven Principles. At the June 2023 UUA General Assembly, the UUA Board of Trustees will submit new Article II language. Article II contains our Seven … Read more

David Cycleback from Meet the Author Forum

From the Meet the Author Forum On September 16, 2022, the Fifth Principle Project sponsored a Meet the Author forum with David Cycleback author the of recently published book Against Illiberalism: A critique of illiberal trends in liberal institutions, with a focus on Unitarian Universalism. We have provided below David’s opening comments from that forum. … Read more

Meeting with Article II Study Commission

Shortly after the UUA Board of Trustees established the Article II Study Commission charging it “to revise, replace, or restructure” all sections of Article II, the Fifth Principle Project requested to be a stakeholder. The Board identified other stakeholders such as DRUMM, BLUU, TRUUst, UU Humanists, 8th and 1st Principles advocates. Fifteen months later, we … Read more

Liberal Religion

We are adding to our Sermon Series, a sermon delivered by Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels at the February Unitarian Universalists Multiracial Unity Action Council monthly service entitled Liberal Religion. Permission has been granted so you may share sermons from our Sermon Series with others in your congregation.   Three Samples From the Sermon Sample 1 And … Read more

Have You No Sense of Decency?

Below is a sermon Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof delivered on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at the UU Church of Spokane. In his sermon, Rev. Dr. Eklof addresses the January 11, 2022 letter from the UUA Executive Vice President to the UU Seven Principles Fellowship. The letter begins, “”We demand that you immediately cease and desist … Read more