#412 | Jim Bradley | Revise titles

Submission 412
Jim Bradley
Blue Hills UU Fellowship, Rice Lake, WI

What is your suggestion or idea?

Section C-2.5. REVISE section title to: VALUES, COVENANT, AND Freedom of Belief

Rework the material in proposed section C-2.2 (Values and Covenant) to go in this new section. Include the six values (Interdependence, pluralism, justice, transformation, generosity, and equity) but reword to remove redundancy with the seven Principles, which I’ve recommended retaining. Include a statement about peace in the Justice section. The term ““Beloved Community”” is overused and has lost its punch. Consider omitting this term from the Justice paragraph.

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

Both Principles and Values are different from each other, and both are essential to our faith. Retaining the seven Principles and adding six values in a new section emphasizes this fact.

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

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