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Proposed Moral Position on
Racial and Ethnic Equality
(to be considered at a Congregational Meeting on January 29)

We, the members of the First Unitarian Church of San Josť, do hereby covenant to affirm and promote this Moral Position on Racial and Ethnic Equality:

  • Whereas we affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Whereas we affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations;
  • Whereas we recognize and denounce the abomination of white supremacy and privilege, slavery, the genocide of Native American People and culture, the internment of Japanese Americans, and ongoing racial and ethnic oppression;

Therefore, we commit ourselves to building the Beloved Community of Racial and Ethnic equity and to dismantling systems of racial and ethnic oppression in ourselves, in our congregation, in our community, in our nation, and in our world.

There will be one last study session on Jan 22nd, to discuss the statement and consider whether this might require some amendment(s) to better express our collective desire for the Beloved Community Rev. Dr. King recognized and spoke of.

Amendments must be submitted (as described in the attached ProcessMP) either at the Jan 22nd study session, or by email to uusj-Moral-Positions@yahoogroups.com by Tuesday Jan 24th.

We are Unitarians, so what do we celebrate?
We celebrate the faithful way of love, freedom and truth.
We celebrate the message of tolerance and equality.
We celebrate all missions to unite faiths, cultures and peoples in the face of division and exclusion.

- Sebastian Steed