UU 8th Principle – Listening Circles

“We’ve come a long way, but we still have a distance to go before all of our citizens embrace the idea of a truly interracial democracy, what I like to call the Beloved Community, a nation at peace with itself.”     -John Lewis

How can we build Beloved Community?

Hello again from the FUUSN Committee for Adoption of the 8th Principle!

We invite you to join us in continuing the congregation-wide conversation about the proposed 8th principle that started with the beautiful Sunday Service on January 30. We will have a series of Listening Circles (on Zoom) for all of us to learn more about the 8th principle, to discuss what it will mean for FUUSN to adopt the 8th principle, and to share our thoughts, feelings, and concerns.

We believe many of you are generally supportive of FUUSN adopting the 8th principle. We also know that there are legitimate questions and concerns about taking this next step as a congregation. This is an opportunity for us to listen deeply to one another and to explore together the significance of adopting the 8th principle.

Please take a moment to check the Listening Circle schedule and find a date and time that works for you. Just click HERE.

If you cannot find a workable date or time, let us know and we will schedule additional Listening Circles as needed. 

We also invite you to contact any of us or to relay questions or concerns on the FUUSN 8th Principle web page (under Feedback).

We hope that our congregation will vote to adopt the 8th Principle at our annual meeting in June. Over 150 other UU congregations have already joined in support of our UU siblings in the BIPOC community who crafted the 8th Principle. Please help us to continue building the Beloved Community envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King and Rep. John Lewis, both at FUUSN and in the broader UUA community.

FUUSN Committee for Adoption of the 8th Principle
Brooke Foucault Welles, Judy Friedman, Kevan Hartshorn (chair), Bill Horne, Debra Minard, Naomi Wolfe