Congregations throughout the UUA have started work on adopting the 8th Principle, covenanting 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. Some congregations have discussed it with no action, some have voted to adopt it, and some are using it to actively work on dismantling racism in their systems and communities. Every UU congregation is ready to take the next step in their process of furthering antiracism, whether they use the 8th Principle as a vehicle or not.
Over the past several years, the UUA staff have offered several events to assist congregations in sharing and supporting each other in this work. In 2021 we offered a virtual New Day Rising Conference and in 2023 the Central East Region is offering So You Passed the 8th Principle…
This class is the pre-work and resources from those trainings. You are welcome to access these resources even if you did not attend one of these events.
Training materials include:
- Unitarian Universalist congregations from all over the continent share their stories so you can explore next steps in creating Beloved UU Communities.
- Workshops that will give you tools and new ways to understand and dismantle systems of oppression.
- Materials for caucusing spaces.
On February 25, 2023, the Central East Region Staff held a virtual event titled So You’ve Passed the 8th Principle….. This event was focused on how congregations could advance the work of dismantling white supremacy through their work on the 8th principle and what their next steps are once that had been achieved.
This class gives you access to the pre-work, recordings and resources from this event. Each registrant received a code to receive this course for free as part of their registration confirmation email.
On February 27, 2021, the Congregational Life Staff held a virtual event titled New Day Rising. This event was focused on how congregations could advance the work of dismantling white supremacy. This class gives you access to the recordings and resources from this event. If you attended this event, these are the same materials you have available in the Whova app. You can also use the coupon code you were emailed to access this for free.