#409 | Jim Bradley | Replace Values and Covenant with Principles

Submission 409
Jim Bradley
Blue Hills UU Fellowship, Rice Lake, WI

What is your suggestion or idea?

Section-2.2. DELETE Values and Covenant
ADD Principles
DELETE ALL of proposed C-2.2.
ADD ALL TEXT IN CURRENT SECTION C-2.1 (Our seven Principles)

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

The proposed Values and Covenant section is way too wordy. It is cumbersome and verging on vacuous, as it is centered on LOVE, of which there are many kinds,and which is never defined in this section. With all due respect to the Article II Commission, the proposed wording strikes me as something that might have been written by a group of Woodstock attendees in 1969. And importantly, it is NOT poetic. The existing seven principles are poetic in their conciseness and are invaluable as daily mantras as well as for responding to non-UUs who ask about UUism.

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

Several other Board members and members of two UU congregations. All agree.


Thanks for a very good analysis