Letter Concerning the Proposed 8th Principle

The Proposed 8th Principle The proposed wording of the 8th Principle is: “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” The … Read more Letter Concerning the Proposed 8th Principle

We Quit – UU Ministers Resign from UUMA

“We Quit” Letter To:  UUMA Board of Trustees                                                               September 15, 2020 From:  Disaffected Colleagues We write to express our profound disappointment with recent developments in the UUMA and its new norms of thought, behavior, and procedure.  We highlight below three of the most relevant events of the past year or so. Public Letters of … Read more We Quit – UU Ministers Resign from UUMA

A Look at the Commission on Institutional Change Report

At this year’s virtual General Assembly the Commission on Institutional Change (COIC) released its final report entitled Widening the Circle of Concern. This report was commissioned by the UUA Board of Trustees in April 2017 when they declared that the UUA was based on white supremacy culture.  Below is a review of that report by … Read more A Look at the Commission on Institutional Change Report

A Reply to Elissa Lowe on “What the Gadfly Papers Gets Wrong”

The 7 Essays of Ms. Elissa Lowe “What the Gadfly Papers Gets Wrong” A Reply By Frank Casper   Section 1: It’s not OK to Be Wrong I think perhaps the first thing I want say of Ms. Lowes lengthy piece about Gadfly is that just on the surface, before any close reading, it appears … Read more A Reply to Elissa Lowe on “What the Gadfly Papers Gets Wrong”

Important Observation from General Assembly 2020

With the close of the UUA’s 2020 General Assembly on June 28, 2020, there is one thing that is abundantly clear. There is now an official and concerted effort to redefine UUism. UUA leadership is not proactively responding to an uprising for change from individual members or local congregations. If the logic of the denominational … Read more Important Observation from General Assembly 2020

Good Officer Response to MFC Regarding Eklof

June 12, 2020 All, Over a number of years the Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof grew increasingly alarmed by a disturbing trend he noticed in Unitarian Universalist leadership circles – a move away from the historic liberal, democratic principles that had drawn him (and many, many others) into the Unitarian Universalist community, towards authoritarian, dogmatic, top … Read more Good Officer Response to MFC Regarding Eklof