Unitarian Universalism is often associated with our principles, which are promises our congregations make to themselves and each other in association. Unitarian Universalism used to have six principles. We currently have seven principles.

Our Association is in the process of its regular review of the principles. There is a grassroots movement to influence that process and support the adoption of the 8th Principle, which calls on us to “accountably dismantle systems of oppression.”

Our congregation has joined that growing movement by adopting the 8th Principle for ourselves and in hopes that our whole Unitarian Universalist association will do so. We adopted the 8th Principle with the intention of applying it to the regular efforts of our shared communal work as a congregation.