#142 | Laurence Little | Make Relevant to the Issues Facing the Church Today

Submission 142
Laurence Little
First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City

What is your suggestion or idea?

Section C-2.1 Purposes Replace ‘heal’ with ‘resist’.
Section C-2.1 Purposes Insert ‘social justice’ after ‘through’
Section C-2.2 Values and Covenant Insert ‘personal bodily and religious’ before ‘freedom’.
Section C-2.2 Interdependence replace ‘repair’ with ‘end policies that cause’
Section C-2.2 Interdependence insert ‘repair’ before ‘damaged’
C-2.2 Justice Insert ‘advance social and reproductive justice and’ after ‘covenant to’.
C-2.2 Justice Insert ‘bigotry’ after ‘racism’
C-2.2 Justice Insert ‘the separation of Church and State and’ after ‘support’
Section C-2.2 Transformation Insert ‘while remaining true to our shared UU values’ after ‘world’.
Section C-2.2 Equity Insert ‘effort’ after ‘attention’
Section C-2.4 Inclusion Insert '2SLGBTQIA+ gender and ethnic’ before ‘identities’

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

Make this more relevant to the intersectionality of issues facing the Church today. By the way, this is an update to a my initial submission.

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

Still no

I like the focus on social activism in the real world. If we can avoid jargon, that would be better.