8 Principles in Action

8 Principles in Action

Kiakiali Bordner

We, Unitarian Universalists of the [name of congregation/covenanting community/organization], light our chalice in honor of the 8 Principles of our shared Unitarian Universalist faith:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person...

means respect guides us in all of our interactions with anyone.

  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations...

is determined by those without the privilege and power to establish the frameworks from which these are received.

  •  Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations...

requires all to actively engage in ensuring conditions are supportive for all to thrive.

  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning...

is a challenging, ever-changing, all-encompassing call we must all answer.

  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large....

is about inclusive structures and communities that provide space for all.

  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all...

can only be reached through intentional co-liberation for all.

  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part...

asks us to remember that each and every creature is an embodiment of the Love of the Universe and each of us must act accordingly.

  • 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...

must be led by those who have been harmed by these and who have a vision for the future.