Article II Feedback Opportunity

We are asking our Fifth Principle Project’s 625 members to take advantage of an opportunity to provide feedback to the Article II Study Commission. The proposed Article II language will face a preliminary vote at the June 2023 General Assembly in just a few weeks. There is now a process by which specific proposed language … Read more

Most Oppressed or Most In Need

Correction: When this Discussion was initially posted on March 16, 2023, the sponsor of the business resolution “Complete Divestment from the Fossil Fuel Industry and Subsequent Reparations” was incorrectly noted as the UUA Board of Trustees. A user comment on March 19 provided a correction. This business resolution was sponsored by a group called “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

Where Do We Go From Here?

As you all might know by now, the Article II Study Commission has issued another and perhaps the final version of the Article II report, pending amendments. We will follow up with another Fifth Principle Discussion once members have had time to review the report. It is clear that if UU leadership gets its way at General … Read more

How Do You Answer This? (restored)

The Fifth Principle Project has never posted an email we received via our Contact Us webpage. We are making an exception regarding an email we received on January 8, 2023. The email was in response to the Discussion Forum held with Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof regarding the organizational activities of the North American Unitarian Association … Read more

Town Hall with Todd Eklof discussing the NAUA

Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof discusses what the NAUA is, or seeks to be, and what in his view it is not, with nearly 100 interested and concerned UU’s. The video is approximately 1 1/2 hours long and begins with Rev. Eklof’s clarifications of his motives and intentions regarding the founding of this new UU organization, … 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

Rigged at Every Level

Amid the angst surrounding Article II, the November 15, 2022, announcement of a single UUA presidential candidate has sparked yet another uproar. With only a single candidate, there will be no 2023 presidential election, as required by the bylaws. Instead, the six people on the Presidential Search Committee decided that they alone would select the … Read more