Prairie UU Society (Madison, WI) 8412
Add a definition of love. It’s way too vague there are many kinds of love and it doesn’t mention which it is referring to. It’s extremely confusing.
Keep the focus on racial justice however add other marginalized people such as the poor, which often combines with racism to make increased marginalization. Systemic racism is an extremely important issue but so is systemic classism. In addition there are transgenders peoples that are marginalized that also can intersect with race as well as class. I also witness stories of people trying to join as UU but find it too difficult being very young, disabled, or having very young children. Being more inclusive in an equitable way about other marginalizations would be extremely beneficial to these people.
If we keep the first principle and add a statement about race to it I think most UU people would come to a consensus that it would be acceptable.
We need to add something about protecting and or valuing environment since often the most marginalized people are the most impacted by the negative effects of climate change. These are often people that have marginalizations that intersect with very few if any privileges. It is the most important to suppose these people and give voice to them since they are the most effected by devastating consequences of climate change.
Keep values of democracy expand by adding better ideas like consensus, and the most possible choices to choose from for the elections.
Thank you! Keep up the good discussions and openness.
Ii see a lot of unnecessary conflict about changes to UU principals we need to support all the various marginalized people by adding their voice to our process.
Instead we should be working to improve democracy in our UU org.
We need the correct combination of language used in our articles not to trigger people who suffered past traumatic experiences at other faith churches.
We need to focus more energy on what we can do to make climate change less bad to help everyone but the most marginalized people with the most intersections and least privileges more since they end up with the contaminated water, dead wildlife, stolen resources, exploited labor, etc.
We need to defend democracy more since it has been under attack everywhere. Protecting democracy will ensure freedom of religions as well as a separation of church and state. Democracy requires many multiple realistic options.
If any of the new changes to the article are confusing too vague or offend too many people UU as a whole will suffer with people leaving the community and therefore we will have less funds to continue to fight for important issues.
Yes this month we had a Sunday service about this and we all talked to each other during comments. Rev Matt Aspin was extremely helpful for everyone to see and understand the importance of anti racist statements. The above comments of mine on this form steam form experiences stated of. Fellow UUs at the meeting views of combined would lead to more agreement on this issue.