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The 8th Principle
The 8th Principle is a NEW Principle which was created by a group of Unitarian Universalists in 2017 to address systemic racism and other oppressions. It has been adopted by more than thirty UU congregations with many more planning to adopt it soon.
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) adopted the existing Seven Principles in 1985 as a faith movement covenant. When approved by the UUA, the 8th Principle will join the other statements of UU shared values, which are seen as dynamic and subject to change over the years. The statement includes a commitment to ongoing education and to taking actions to address structural racism.
The 8th Principle Statement
“We, the members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley, 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 UUCHV 8th Principle Task Force will suggest valuable articles, videos, books, and workshops for you to learn at your own pace.
8th Principle Task Force Learning Opportunities:
Read about the 8th Principle - Why Now? Background and History
Read the January 14, 2021 Board Announcement
8Th Principle Task Force: Betsy Tomic,
Sheri Brown, Jim Russell, Eddy Fried,
Ginny Stillman, and Leah Nelson
Native Land Acknowledgment
Beginning in January you may notice a small but important change to our welcome during Sunday morning worship. We have developed an acknowledgement that our church building and grounds rest on land once the home of Native American tribes. This is a history of our nation that is too often forgot. Part of what we do in worship is religious education. With that in mind, we will begin to correct the blind spots of history with the spiritual practice of remembering. Listen carefully for our new acknowledgement. Also if you would like to learn more about the history of Native people in our area click HERE to learn more.
Thank you to the tireless work of our Social Justice Committee and
our Director of Religious Education, Jane Podell.
uua common read
Start Reading the nationwide UU Common Read:
Breathe, A Letter to my Sons
In March, Ginny Stillman and Jane Podell will hold zoom sessions to discuss this "Emotionally raw and deeply reflective challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of humanity."
March 19, 7pm Book Club Meeting (for members only)
Sunday, March 28, 12:15-2:00
12 books available 3/1/2021 at the Ossining Public Library, use Libby App for eBook,
buy for $18 at the UU Bookstore, In Spirit
WHO WE ARE
Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal, non-creedal religion-- meaning we are bound together not by dogma or doctrine, but by our commitment to be in intentional and thoughtful relationship with one another as we walk the journey of seeking the truth.
As a community that is committed to living, working, and worship with each other in ways that foster individual and collective growth, we agree to live by our covenant.
To create an atmosphere of trust and safety, we agree to call each other back into covenant and to forgive ourselves and others.