The Church’s Anti Racism Committee strives to uphold several Unitarian Universalist principles including the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equity and compassion in human relations; the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; and respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
As a committee, we recognize racial injustice as a fraught and extremely hurtful aspect of human history which we are still striving to overcome. In order to uphold our core Unitarian Universalist values, and in an effort to value and improve the lives of all people, we strive to understand the ways in which racism impacts us as a society, as a congregation, and as individuals. We further attempt to take action against racism wherever we may find it in the world.
Critical to our mission is the understanding that we are all victims of a racist society. Therefore, we aim to create spaces where race can be discussed in an honest and non-judgmental way. Our goal is to draw people out and into action, rather than create shame.
Some of our activities thus far have included the creation of courses and discussion groups by committee members, screenings of relevant films, participation in anti-racist actions, hosting of poetry and music groups, social events, and participation in events co-hosted by environmental ministry.