We engage this crucial work of creating a community of racial equity and inclusion as Unitarian Universalists, within the sacred space of our covenantal faith. At the heart of our tradition are questions about who we are, whose we are, and how we intend to be together with one another, our neighbors, and the larger world. Living these questions together in community is our spiritual journey, a primary way that we grow in spirit and transform our lives.

As Unitarian Universalists, we covenant to affirm and promote seven core principles:

  • the inherent worth and dignity of every person

  • justice, equity and compassion in human relations

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

  • a free and responsible search for truth and meaning

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

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

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

Racism hinders us from fully aligning with these principles as individuals, institutions, and communities, and, therefore, must be dismantled. The dismantling racism process will be informed and guided by these principles.