#423 | Heather Millar | Justice then Equity

Submission 423
Heather Millar
UU Church of Annapolis

What is your suggestion or idea?

Section C-2.2. Values and Covenant.
Proposed change: List and explain ““Justice”” first and then ““Equity”” and then the other core values. In the current document this would move ““Justice”” to page 20 and ““Equity”” to the top of page 21.

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

Even though these core values are not numbered, they do have to be explained in some order. Because of the centrality of specifying racism and other oppressions as requiring our attention and actions, the core value that expresses this should be listed first and the core value that most closely expresses the worth and dignity of each person should be listed second.

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

I have consulted with others in our congregation who are active in our 8th Principle implementation work and with ministers.