October 14: The Eighth Principle- What Does it Mean?

Presenter: Don Morishita

Unitarian-Universalist beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed, but do have a shared covenant of Seven Principles that support our free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Our liberal traditions have led us to embrace diverse teachings from Eastern and Western religions and philosophies. More recently, a movement has begun to explore the need for an eighth principle.

Although our first principle is to respect the inherent worth and dignity of every human. However, the eighth principle came from a feeling among our members that we need something to renew our commitment to fighting racism, to hold ourselves accountable, and to fulfill the potential of our existing principles. Join us to explore the topic of racism in today’s world and what we can do about it.

Unitarian-Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys.

Unitarian-Universalists covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.