February 2012

Under the principles governing our Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, member congregations agree to affirm and promote:  the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equity and compassion in human relations; and the goal of world community.

In consideration of those principles, the 1997 UUA General Assembly urged Unitarian Universalists “to examine carefully their own conscious and unconscious racism …, and the effect that racism has on all our lives, regardless of color.”  It also urged our Association and congregations to “develop an ongoing process for the comprehensive institutionalization of anti-racism and multi-culturalism, understanding that whether or not a group becomes multi-racial, there is always the opportunity to become anti-racist.”

Not long ago, at a meeting of ministerial colleagues, we were asked to consider the impact of that 1997 resolution.  What positive developments had we seen?  What challenges and obstacles remain?

Read more: Notes February 12

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