At the Annual Meeting in June 2020, the Davies Unitarian Universalist Congregation voted to adopt the 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism, committing themselves to the work of dismantling systems of White Supremacy and bringing an end to racism and oppression.
The 8th Principle states: “We, the members of Davies Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 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.”
The 8th Principle Committee now helps lead and coordinate the congregation’s anti-racism efforts, both by looking inward to the changes needed in the Davies community, and looking outward to help create lasting change in the larger world. These efforts include an annual 8th Principle worship service, educational programs and discussions, and intergenerational field trips. Central to that work are monthly ADORE discussions. A Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity, ADORE encourages deep reflection on the individual and communal levels (see latest topics).
Each committee at Davies also sets annual goals related to the 8th Principle. For example, the Worship Committee offers a White Supremacy Teach-In as a worship service each spring.
Social Justice Programs
Worship Services from 8th Principle Committee
Anti-Racism Rubric for UU Congregations