Beloved Community Covenant Group
MLK famously paraphrased Unitarian Theodore Parker saying, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice”. Many of us wish we had MLK’s certainty (or Parker’s optimism) these days - we certainly need it!
Our principles affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and our responsibility to engage in a democracy that elevates the experiences and perspectives of all people. This is a time that is forcibly demanding “Who is America?” “Who is deserving of dignity and respect and a voice in our nation?” This is a time that needs our principles in action.
Throughout our history as UUs, we have played a role in bending history toward justice, working in solidarity and community with people of color from abolition and the civil rights movement to today’s struggles for justice and collective liberation. We know we can’t take this progress for granted.
From climate change to education and social service to gender justice, healthcare and immigration, living on the side of love and putting our principles into action requires us to better understand how the system of white supremacy seeks to divide us and dehumanize us all. From that awareness we build a foundation for beloved community where we honor the web of life and recognize how our individual wellbeing is inextricably linked to the wellbeing of others, our liberation and the liberation of others bound up together.
GNUUC invites you to bring your vision for beloved community and your questions, fears, hopes, and full humanity into a new group that will advance the work of this congregation in building towards racially just, multicultural, anti-oppressive community within and through GNUUC.
We meet the 2nd Sundays of every month from 9:30-10:30 in the RE Building.
For more information, contact Amy Dudley, Logan Bruch, or Sandy Blanz.