by Frank Casper It is important before reading this piece that the reader know that it is largely about theology, and specifically about theology at the UUA as presented at this year’s General Assembly. I am writing it because it is something I have always been interested in and believe to be important. I believe … Read more New UU Theology
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
June the 6th I started a Facebook Group named after this site, Fifth Principle Project. The first post concerned some questions I wanted to ask of our new moderators, the Rev. Meg Riley and Charles Du Mond. I also emailed those questions to the moderators, with a link to the FB page, at the email … Read more Questions for New Moderators
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
From Ministerial Fellowship Committee to Rev. Dr. Eklof Dear UUA Religious Professionals and Lay Leaders – I write to inform you that the Ministerial Fellowship Committee (MFC) voted on June 5th to remove the Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof from fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association. The decision was made based on the Rev. Dr. Eklof’s … Read more The Price of Having a Voice
by Jay Kiskel I was reading the May 24, 2020 Sunday New York Times when I came across a full-page editorial entitled, “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?” I immediately thought about the UUA. It is somewhat of an ironic marketing coup that the UUA has become so identified with such an odious … Read more How Did we Get Here – White Supremacy Culture?
We, like everyone in the nation, altered our lives to address the coronavirus pandemic. We have found a new footing and rhythm with plans now to resume posting discussions before the end of April. Looking forward to your comments. Everyone, please stay safe and healthy.
This is from a post in one of the UU Facebook Groups. It’s something readers here are going to want to see. It’s rather disturbing. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iXZd8jywuRGdCD_Vtacpxu7DHtNR6IBhY-RRy99_9NU/edit?fbclid=IwAR142FXFGgW81YX4mUVR4tARUp0xGmcv83L9E2E0x4nyD0ReKPcjhaPYpjU
Guest Contributor Allan Lindrup, Chicago, IL I am writing to express my concern over violations of our UU Principles, particularly the 4th, 5th and 1st Principles, by the UUA, regional staff, and sometimes local congregations. I will start with the 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This does not say … Read more Commentary on Violations of our U.U. Principles
Guest Contributors Rev. Rick Davis and Eric Schuman UU Congregation of Salem, Oregon February 9, 2020 In 17th century in the area we now call Rhode Island there lived a Narragansett chief known to history as Canonicus. As he was nearing his death, he asked to be buried with a piece of cloth given to … Read more Does Unitarian Universalism Support Freedom of Conscience?