Learn about the 8th Principle

8 UU principles on a rainbow backgroundThe concept of adding an 8th Principle, “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.” originated in the United States.

Because Unitarian Universalist communities are self-governed, many congregations have already adopted this principle.

Members of the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) are discussing adopting an 8th Principle similar to the one above. Youth are invited and welcome to be part of the conversation.

Congregation Discussions

Our church will be sending several delegates to the CUC Special Meeting on Nov 27 which will be focused on the 8th Principle.  Join the Social Justice Team and our delegates ahead of time at one or both conversations where we will discuss what the 8th principle means to UUism and our congregation.

  • Monday, Nov 15, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – zoom link
  • Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – zoom link

You may wish to familiarize yourself with the 8th principle and its background before these discussions.  The resources below are a great opportunity to learn more.

Please RSVP to socialjustice@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca, though you are welcome even if you don’t.

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