Wait, what? Yes, and you can have feedback about them! The UUA bylaws require a regular review and a time of discernment about the UU Principles to make sure they are matching our Living Tradition – that means that when you know better, you do better.

We commit ourselves to regularly revisiting our UU Principles to ensure that we are relevant, that as we grow in understanding, our Principles and Purposes grow, too.

Why Change the Principles?
We are now well into the first quarter of the 21st Century. Our Association has grown in its understanding of systemic oppressions, such as racism, ableism, and heteronormative beliefs. However, many people feel the language of Article II does not reflect these learnings. The Board believes we need an Article II which leads us into the future.

We are now well into the first quarter of the 21st Century. Our Association has grown in its understanding of systemic oppressions, such as racism, ableism, and heteronormative beliefs. However, many people feel the language of Article II does not reflect these learnings. The Board believes we need an Article II which leads us into the future.

UUA bylaws called “Article II” serve as the ‘home’ of our Principles and Sources, the UUA’s Purposes, our Inclusion clause, and Freedom of Belief Statement. As a living faith, we must regularly revisit the documents that guide us to be sure they match our values and commitments.

The feedback gathered over the past year, and through the 2022 General Assembly, will provide valuable insight for the Commissioners who will be entering the writing phase of this process in the Fall of 2022. The Study Commission needs your input on key themes related to its work, and has developed conversational resources and opportunities for reflection.

Share your thoughts HERE 

Take the survey. I would be so proud to know our UUCW values and ideas are going into the data being gathered. That is one place to start. You also can also attend this meeting that I am going to. I would love to see you there too:

A Conversation on Inspiration: Thursday, February 24, 2022
5:00pm PT / 6:00pm MT / 7:00pm CT / 8:00pm ET
What are our founts of inspiration? Where have we drawn them from, how have they developed in our history as a faith, and which ones speak to us now? Complete this Zoom Registration in advance to attend the panel on inspirations.

Why Change the Principles?
We are now well into the first quarter of the 21st Century. Our Association has grown in its understanding of systemic oppressions, such as racism, ableism, and heteronormative beliefs. However, many people feel the language of Article II does not reflect these learnings. The Board believes we need an Article II which leads us into the future.

Want to Learn More? Click HERE

If you want to study this more and reflect, I urge you to ask me about ways to deepen your UU experience around this topic. There are some cool opportunities we could take advantage of for spiritual nourishment.

Sending kindness, RevD