May 21: “The Article Two Study Commission and the Future of the 8th Principle”

10:00 a.m. Sunday, May 21, 2023

In June 2020, Nauset Fellowship joined many other UU Congregations in adopting the 8th Principle which states:
“We covenant 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.”
Now, the Unitarian Universalist Association must grapple with how to best situate the commitments expressed in the 8th Principle into Article II, the section of the Rules and Bylaws that describe the Purposes and Covenants of the organization. This program will include a videotaped interview with Paula Cole Jones, a co-leader of the 8th Principle Project and member of the Article Two Study Commission, followed by discussion. All are welcome!

Live at Chapel in the Pines and on Zoom.

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Satya Mamdani is a life-long UU, a member of the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis and a freshman at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She serves on the Article Two Study Commission for the UUA and has produced a series of videos illuminating the work of the Commission.
Paula Cole Jones is the author of a UU World cover story, “Reconciliation as a Spiritual Discipline” and the editor of Encounters: Poems about Race, Ethnicity and Identity. She is the founder of ADORE (A Dialogue on Race & Ethnicity), a former president of DRUUMM (Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries) and an independent consultant specializing in multicultural competencies and institutional change. She serves with Satya on the Article Two Study Commission.