First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA) 7332
What is your suggestion or idea?
““We declare that every person has inherent worth and dignity and has a right to flourish with dignity and worthiness.””
What is the reason for your amendment idea?
The proposal takes the current language of each person having inherent worth and dignity and changes it to ““We declare that every person has the right to flourish with inherentdignity and worthiness.””
I think this is takes away from the radical statement that Each person
has inherent worth an dignity. This is a message as challenging as
Jesus’ command to ““love thy enemy.”” It is not easy to comprehend but I
think that makes it the most transforming statement I can think of. How
do you honor someone who acts dishonorably? You don’t treat them with
violence, you afford them your systems of justice and you offer them a
chance (using the new language) to flourish as a person of dignity.
Have you discussed this idea with your congregation or other UUs?