The Greater Philly UU Cluster organizes and participates in a variety of racial justice efforts every year.
Anti-Mass Incarceration / Black Lives Matter
- Racial Justice Training: March 8-10, 2019 – Jubilee: Learning Together About Systemic Racism
- Racial Justice Training: March 2-4, 2018 – Jubilee: Learning Together About Systemic Racism
- Racial Justice Training: March 3-5, 2017 – Jubilee: Learning Together About Systemic Racism
- Racial Justice Training: October 29, 2016, 9:30 – 4:00 – Black Lives Matter: How do we engage in racial justice as UUs?
- UUA General Assembly CSAI* 2014-2018 “Escalating Inequality“
- UUPLAN Anti-Mass Incarceration Team’s Clean Slate Justice project: Beginning January 31, 2016, we had 60 days to raise $7500 for expungement clinics in PA. If we didn’t reach our goal, we did not get any money. We reached our goal and are thrilled to have your support. Learn more here.
- UUPLAN Anti-Mass Incarceration
- UUFaithActionNJ Criminal Justice Reform website
- Sermon: “Redemption“ April 12, 2015, Rev. Susan Rak, First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
- Ten Ways to Fight Hate guide – Southern Poverty Law Center
UU White Supremacy Teach-In
In 2017 Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism organized a #UUWhiteSupremacyTeachIn with resources to assist congregations in having a conversation about racism and institutional racism.
Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. Over the past several years, there has been a growing debate to add an 8th Principle.
- 8th Principle (website)
- Background on 8th Principle (PDF)
- Principled Leadership (PDF)
- Round Table Coffee Hour (10-22-17 UUC in Cherry Hill)
* CSAI – Congregational Study/Action Issues (CSAIs) voted on at General Assembly for four years of study, reflection, and action.