Lake Eola amphitheater was filled with central Floridians supporting constitutional freedoms and dreams. Many groups spoke, and our local congressman, Maxwell Frost, supported the many groups in attendance for coming together for the upcoming challenges.
Sharing LOVE in the face of state-sanctioned hate was the focus of this powerful rally. Giving hope to many marginalized groups – Dreamers, LGBTQ+, union organizers, resistance advocates – as we were reminded that we are working together for a better and fairer community.
The following was taken from the Frequently Asked Questions. See this link for all the FYI questions and answers. Vote online or at the Congregational Meeting on March 19.
What is the language of the 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.”
Adopting the 8th Principle is a tangible expression of love. The 8th Principle consciously embraces all members of the UU community. It is an expression of care, inclusion, and action. Here are some additional videos/websites. The 8th Principle Matters to Members of the BIPOC Community. https://www.uua.org/leadership/library/bipoc-and-8th-principle (video 1:18)
The 8th Principle Learning Community and the UU BIPOC Caucus for Climate Justice invite you an exciting event:
8th Principle Meets 7th Principle: Environmental and Climate Justice in Unitarian Universalist Congregations
Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 7 pm to 9:30 pm EST/6pm to 8:30pm CST/5pm to 7:30pm MST/ 4pm to 6:30pm PST
What does our Unitarian Universalist faith call us to do at this moment in our nation’s history? What happens when the 8th Principle and the 7th Principle come together? Join us to learn about ideas and sources to support and strengthen local UU congregations’ call to environmental, climate and racial justice? A broad range of UU groups working on climate justice will speak.
Please invite people from your congregations. Advanced registration is required for this meeting.
A special episode of the Voices of Unitarian Universalism talk show from last fall- “Uniting the 7th and 8th Principles.” In the broadcast, Dr. Paula Cole Jones and former UU Ministry for Earth Co-Director Aly Tharp discuss the unification of the 7th and 8th principle– and how the climate crisis and racial justice work intersect.