#465 | Donn Erickson | Implement programs, keep Principles

Submission 465
Donn Erickson
Unitarian Universalist fellowship of franklin

What is your suggestion or idea?

I fully appreciate all the effort that has gone into the reevaluation of Article II. It’s been very helpful to our fellowship to discuss the appropriateness of our Principles. Our discussions reinforce how clear and succinct our current Principles and Sources are. They help us to explain to visitors what we believe.

I realize there are many important social issues needing to be addressed. I personally believe that our current Principles are sound and guide us towards addressing these issues.

I believe that the best way to address current social issues is by developing and implementing programs which apply our Principles such as: OWL, Side With Love, Black Lives Matter, Welcoming Community, Green Sanctuary, etc.

Our Principles provide foundation just as the 10 Commandments or the Eight Fold Path do. It is our responsibility to live our Principles to address societal problems.

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

We need to apply our current Principles not change them.

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

We discussed this and other ideas at a Town Meeting of the congregation.

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