Submission 15 Matthew Johnson The Unitarian Universalist Church (Rockford, IL) 3414
What is your suggestion or idea?
Congregational freedom and the individual’s right of conscience are central to our Unitarian Universalist heritage and practice. Congregations may establish statements of purpose, covenants, and bonds of union so long as they do not require that members adhere to a particular creed.
What is the reason for your amendment idea?
This minor addition makes clear that freedom and conscience are not just about our past, but about our present.
Have you discussed this idea with your congregation or other UUs?
I shared this with a few other colleagues, who endorsed it as an obvious and necessary addition.