Friday, September 25, 2015

Changing the Principles in Canada

Can Eco-SpiritUality Grow Eco-JUUstice?”

Confluence Lecture 
May 17, 2008 
Delivered at The Canadian Unitarian Council 
Presented by Rev. Meg Roberts and Rev. Brian Kiely 
Annual Meeting and Conference    

    The lecture here was presented by members of the task force and lays out the thinking to change the Principles so that the 7th Principle comes first, and is followed by an altered First Principle, and an altered Second Principle.

New First Principle:  Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a 

New Second Principle:  The inherent worth and dignity of every being 

New Third Principle:  Justice equity and compassion in all relations

    In 2008 the Canadian Unitarian Council a task force gathered to investigate changing the Principles to these, such as the First Principle Project is doing now.  Their work is very similar to what we of the Unitarian Universalist Association have discussed. The Canadian Unitarian Council decided to table this worthwhile discussion for another time. Though it was not successful, it influenced preaching and conversation, again, much like the goals of the First Principle Project.