Council for Faith in Action

8th Principle Adopted; Summer Workshop and Reading List

On Sunday, June 3, 2018 our UUCWC congregation voted by a supermajority to adopt the 8th Principle. This vote is an important step in our congregation’s racial justice journey which began back in the 1960’s. Where our collective journey goes from here depends on all of us living into this principle in our own way. … Continued

RJI Praxis Group Update – June 2018

8. Institutional Transformation The congregation engages in critical self-assessment and seeks outside consultation to ensure that power structures and practices align with stated racial justice values and make space for diverse leadership and participation. Our April Praxis area was Institutional Transformation. We will have one more submission for CrossCurrents that will summarize our final two … Continued

Proposed Change to Bylaws on Public Expression

The Council for Faith in Action is proposing a change to UUCWC’s bylaws to facilitate UUCWC expressing itself publicly in alignment with our principles. PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGES REGARDING PUBLIC EXPRESSION RATIONALE FOR PROPOSED CHANGE TO BYLAW, ARTICLE III CONGREGATION, SECTION 3 PUBLIC EXPRESSION: The current bylaw was developed when UUCWC was small and issues moved … Continued

Consideration of a Proposed 8th Principle

At the June congregational meeting we will be voting on whether we should affirm and hence adopt the proposed 8th principle. An 8th principle was drafted by Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) and reads: We covenant to affirm and promote: Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by … Continued

Update from the Racial Justice Initiative Praxis Group – May 2018

by Dan Tuft, Co-Chair 7. Political Education, Study and Training The congregation offers regular opportunities for members to learn about justice issues, gain concrete skills, and develop political analysis The above assessment point was the focus of our March, 2018 Praxis Group meeting. The Praxis Group supports the adoption of the 8th Principle ( www.8thprincipleuu.org) … Continued

Listening Circles about Proposed Bylaws Change

On June 3, 2018, UUCWC members will vote at the annual meeting on proposed Bylaw changes.  The Bylaws to which change is proposed are those regarding Public Expression, specifically Article III Congregation, Section 3 and Article VII  The Ministry, Section 1.  The current Bylaws and the proposed changes are detailed on the attached, along with … Continued

RJI Praxis Group Update – April 2018

2. Service and Solidarity. The congregation offers concrete support and service to resource movements for racial justice, allowing frontline communities to strategically channel their energy and resources into Leadership. The above assessment point was the focus of our February 2018 Praxis Group meeting. This year UUCWC began supporting Black Lives Matter Trenton in their Books … Continued

March for Our Lives – March 24

From UU FaithAction NJ: Just a reminder that March for Our Lives New Jersey is coming up fast! March for Our Lives New Jersey takes place in Newark on Saturday, March 24, at 10 a.m., in conjunction with the national March for Our Lives event in Washington and with sister events across the state and … Continued

What is Loaves and Fishes?

What Is Loaves and Fishes? Loaves and Fishes is an annual church-wide, social justice project that involves up to 100 members. On one weekend, we prepare 800 bag lunches and prepare and serve up to 800 hot meals. Where? The lunch preparation takes place at UUCWC. We serve the hot meal at St Mary’s Cathedral … Continued

Racial Justice Study Group – Feb. 26

The first discussion and organizational meeting of the Racial Justice Study Group will be on Monday, February 26, 7pm – 9pm. (Bring your dinner if you have difficulty making that time slot). This group will meet monthly to learn about racial injustices and formulate ideas to work to remedy them.  A book selected by the … Continued