In these first few weeks of the Trump administration we have witnessed many troubling assaults on the values we embrace as Unitarian Universalists. Our Second Unitarian Church’s mission to “be Authentic, Compassionate and Transformative in our lives, in our faith and in the world” unites us as a congregation and points us toward action that protects and defends our values and beliefs.
At the November Board of Trustees meeting the Board committed to the following:
“The Board of Second Unitarian affirms the ongoing response to the election and its aftermath and consequences; we will build on the strengths and alliances that we already have as well as identifying new alliances to seek out.”
In an act of solidarity, the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee have partnered to prepare and disseminate a Declaration of Conscience. This Declaration states in the “strongest possible terms our UU commitment in these troubling times”
By signing the Declaration of Conscience, “individuals and congregation will be affirming our core values and declaring our willingness to put them into action.
“There is clarity that we must act, not alone, but together. We need everyone-including you, your congregation, your friends, and your colleagues.”
The Board voted to sign the Declaration of Conscience as a congregation at their January meeting. This is another step in our ongoing response to the election. Further, Board members committed to signing the Declaration individually. We encourage our members, affiliates, friends and visitors to “read and with your signature, join in standing on the side of love, protecting the most vulnerable among us, and defending core values that are under attack.”
You may sign here or through either the UUA or UUSC websites. If you need help with online sign-up our Office Assistant, Jaime Short, will provide assistance.