#444 | Mary Miles | Keep Principles and Humanism

Submission 444
Mary Miles
UU Church of Spartanburg (Spartanburg, SC) 7532

What is your suggestion or idea?

Principles: Leave 7 principles as they are. Add an Eighth Principle as some congregations have already done. The Principles have been amended and expanded through such a process in the past.

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

Where in the proposed Values and Covenant is there any reference to ““reason””, ““mind””, critical thinking""?? As a 2nd generation UU and UU Humanist, I don’t see much representation of Humanism in the proposed changes.

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

Yes, in small group discussions in my current congregation. Also with the minister who has strongly encouraged me to give my input to the process even though I’ve expressed reservations that it would make a difference.