On this day, of June 13, 2021, we hereby announce that in our UUCP Annual Congregation Meeting, our congregation proposed the 8th Principle, and it was adopted unanimously:
With gratitude for the people of color who proposed and wrote these words, with unanimous support of the board of this congregation and with hope for our collective liberation, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix adopts the 8th Principle as one of our own. If and when the Unitarian Universalist Association adopts the principle, UUCP will use whatever language is stated in the final form. We pledge ourselves to dismantling the systems of racism in our words and deeds within our community, ourselves and the wider world.
“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.”
Please view Compass for today’s Annual Meeting Materials if you missed it. It was an incredible and powerful gathering.