Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation (McHenry, IL) 3431
What is your suggestion or idea?
I really like the current Article II submission, but feel the graphic could use some tweaks. I suggest two changes.
- Offset the ““petals”” so that no value is in the 12 o’clock position, as people tend to give that greater value.
- Change the color of the petals to coordinate with the rainbow, thus allowing many children’s religious exploration programs to better adopt the graphic and have it coordinate with their current curriculum. Green is a mission color in the graphic.
What is the reason for your amendment idea?
I think I included my reasoning in the proposal above, but, as an example of the color suggestion above, our congregation uses a rainbow shaped chalice holder with chalices in the colors of the rainbow and use the following prompts to teach UU values to our children.
Red is for respecting each other’s ideas.
Orange is for offering fair and kind treatment.
Yellow is for yearning to learn by listening to each other’s ideas.
Green is for growing my own beliefs by talking and learning with others.
Blue is for believing in myself and my ideas.
Indigo is for insisting on Peace, Liberty, and Justice for all.
Violet is for valuing our interdependence with nature.
Have you discussed this idea with your congregation or other UUs?
I have discussed these ideas with a few people, in particular, our Director of Lifespan Learning. She agreed with my reasoning and was even the one that pointed out the color issue to me.