#335 | Peter (Pete) Fontneau | Add"...More Equitable Global Community"

Submission 335
Peter (Pete) Fontneau
Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church (Burke, VA) 8115

What is your suggestion or idea?

C-2.2. Equity.

Add a second sentence to the covenant statement as follows: “In partnership with the historically marginalized we work for a distribution of wealth and power that creates a more equitable global community. :

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

This is an attempt to add a second sentence that models the other covenant descriptions and includes a more global, less imperialistic, and more aspirational focus which is reflected in existing language and in the work of many parts of our social justice activities like Side with Love and UU Service Committee.

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.