PCUUC Statement in Response to the Black Lives Matter Movement
As people of faith dedicated to justice and liberation, we stand in grief, outrage, and solidarity with those who are protesting the use of excessive force by the police, which has resulted in the deaths of far too many people from Native, Black, Latinx and other marginalized groups in the United States. Our stance is based on the Unitarian Universalist Principles that serve us as moral guides, specifically the 1st Principle, “The inherent worth and dignity of every person,” 2nd Principle, “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations,” and 6th Principle, “The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.”
Further, we recognize our individual and collective responsibility to name the ways anti-Blackness and white supremacy show up in our families, work environments, social networks, and communities, and in the local, national, and transnational systems and institutions in which we participate, including in our own Unitarian Universalist denomination and our church community. We are committed to working in consultation with Black churches and Black-led organizations to bring our UU principles into meaningful action, and in doing so to fight for an end to systemic racism.
Anti-Racism Working Group (ARWG) and the PCUUC Board
ARWG Report 2/3/21
Social Justice Committee
PCUUC has a very active Social Justice Committee. In harmony with UU Principles, the Social Justice Committee strives for social, environmental, and economic justice within our church, in the community, and around the world with a commitment to the restoration of our planet and the quality of life for all its inhabitants. Congregational support toward fulfilling its mission takes the form of financial contributions and/or hands-on activities.