#136 | Margaret Baznik-Sanders | Voice more Action-Based Language

Submission 136
Margaret Baznik-Sanders
UU Fresno, CA

What is your suggestion or idea?

I support the specificity of the first draft. For example, ““relationships of mutuality”” with all beings has been changed to ““relationships of respect and care”” with all beings, and instead of covenanting ““to care for and respect”” all beings, the language has been changed to covenanting ““to cherish”” all beings. I feel it’s important to voice more action-based language.

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

I think we need to be action-oriented, not just spectators who approve or disapprove of a particular stand or way of thinking.

Have you discussed this idea with your congregation or other UUs?

No, I haven’t discussed this with my congregation. We are just beginning the process of creating an Animal Ministry in Fresno, California.