#332 | Peter (Pete) Fontneau | Add "Sustainable"

Submission 332
Peter (Pete) Fontneau
Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church (Burke, VA) 8115

What is your suggestion or idea?

C-2.2. Interdependence.

Add “sustainable” between “nurturing” and “relationships” to read: “We covenant to cherish Earth and all beings by creating sustainable and nurturing relationships of care and respect…’

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

Sustainability of relationships with the environment and with those alongside whom we serve in action for our values is important for success. Our Green Sanctuary representatives brought forward this addition to expanding the definition of our work.

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

Yes. After a Wonder Box Time for All Ages and a sermon on proposed changes to Article II, the congregation held two town halls (in person and online) for Article II change discussions. Suggestions were then referred to a working group which included all likely GA delegates. The working group refined the suggested wording.