Tarpon Springs. Florida
What is your suggestion or idea?
DELETE: The title ““Transformation”” and all of the text included in this section of the proposal should be deleted.
NEW TEXT PROPOSED: New title ““Accountability.”” What follows is the proposed text for this section under the title ““Accountability.””
““The moral values that we affirm are timeless. In the midst of change. we will work with others to create healthy communities that are just, democratic, sustainable, and peaceful. We promise to be wise stewards for the next generations and beyond. Future generations will hold the Unitarian Universalist Association accountable for its actions.””
What is the reason for your amendment idea?
The Study Commission says: ““We adapt to the changing world.”” This is not a statement of values. The Unitarian Universalist Association needs a clear statement that tells readers what the Association wants in a changing world. Because some change is undesirable and contrary to our principles.
The proposed statement presents timeless values. Our understanding of accountability is explained. The stewardship concept is introduced. Future generations will hold our Association responsible for its actions.
Have you discussed this idea with your congregation or other UUs?
This proposal has been discussed with congregations in Florida, with the Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community, and with other groups that are concerned about the rise of racism, religious nationalism, and ““semi-fascism.”” Some of the political and cultural changes that are being proposed for the United States are oppressive.