Rick Spradlin: Racial justice and the “Eighth Principle”

Unitarian Universalists share a commitment to support UU’s Seven Principles, and now the Unitarian Universalist Association is proposing to adopt an Eighth Principle. It’s centered on a commitment to be accountable to work toward dismantling systemic white supremacy.

Fellowship member Rick Spradlin, a lifelong student of theology, philosophy and ethical traditions, will offer a unique perspective on the role of this proposed UU principle.

Rick Spradlin

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And we’re done by noon. If you’ve ever had doubts about organized religion—and we’ve had them, too—this might be the place for you.

Our informal motto is “Deeds before creeds.” Unitarian Universalism has roots in Christianity, but UU continues to evolve, drawing inspiration from many sources. The UU Fellowship of Columbus is truly non-denominational. Members subscribe to a range of religious, philosophical and ethical traditions. We are Christians, Jews, Buddhists, atheists, agnostics, humanists, Wiccans and more.

What ties us together are commitments to human rights and care for the planet. If you’ve had doubts about other organized religions, you might find a home here. (We’re not that organized.)

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