The Practice of Compassionate Communication

by Peter A. Rafle, Sr., Right Relations Committee

In our current era of misinformation and raised rhetoric, it has become even more important to possess the tools to resolve conflicts and create a basis for ongoing communication. One way of resolving conflict is to use the … read more.

Resolving Conflict in a Covenantal Community

by Eileen Spedding, Right Relations Committee

As UUs, we welcome, celebrate and honor diversity of people, beliefs and ideas. And yet, we often struggle with how to negotiate our differences when it comes to making decisions on behalf of our congregation. Important decisions around budgetary allocations, … read more.

Interconnection, Inner-Work and Covenanting

by Michelle Hunt, Right Relations Committee

As humans, we are connecting all the time. We are drawn into relationships as members of families, organizations, work groups, and congregations. As members of a faith community, we assume involvement with soul work or inner work too. Who am … read more.

Policies on When We Call the Police Under Review

by Michelle Hunt, Right Relations Committee

In June of 2018, our congregation approved the 8th UU Principle:

“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions … read more.

What Does the Right Relations Committee Do?

by David Thomas, Right Relations Committee

What does that Right Relations Committee (RRC) do? This was exactly the question that I had when I was asked to join the committee in June. I was aware on a general level that this committee was dedicated to supporting … read more.

Creating Covenants

by Clare O’Brien Doyle, Right Relations Committee

“The purpose of the Right Relations Committee is to help restore harmonious relationships.”

Each year the Right Relations Committee (RRC) welcomes two new members who will serve for three years. Bud Johnson and I recently joined Karen DiGeorgio, Chris Marietti, … read more.

The Psychological Hug

by Lori Rahn, Right Relations Committee

We UU’s are terrific at hugging- physical hugging that is, but are we equally as good at “psychological hugs”?

According to Lawrence J. Bookbinder, PhD, a psychological hug is a feeling that one gets when one has been listened to and … read more.


The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen.  Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention. – Rachel Naomi Remen

Some of our most important work in Right Relations Committee is to listen.  … read more.

Appropriate Use of Social Media

 by Christine Lynch, Right Relations Committee

“I wish I could take that back!”

Have you ever had that thought moments after you hit send on a social media site such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat ,etc… The fact is: once you post, you can’t take it back. Someone … read more.