Racial Justice

Racial Justice

Our Racial Justice Ministry Team’s mission is to create a beloved and just multiracial community within East Shore Unitarian Church and in the wider world by acting to address racial justice issues. We seek to dismantle white supremacy, unfair privilege and injustice in ourselves, our church and our community.

Proposed 8th Principle

We have a group working to begin the discussion at East Shore to adopt the 8th Principle here, which has already been adopted by dozens of congregations across the country.

“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 that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

Upcoming Events

Join us for one of our upcoming events as we live our values!

Black Lives Matter Flash Stances

Inspired by his 2015 trip to Selma, AL to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March, church member Manuel (Manny) Brown felt called to action. He was further inspired when he attended the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly (yearly UU convention) a few months later when our governing body urged UUs across our country to support the Black Lives Matter Movement. Since then, a group of members meets most Sundays all over the eastside to share the message and spark conversations.

Beloved Conversations

Beloved Conversations is an experiential curriculum that provides a space to reform the brokenness of racism into new patterns of thought and behavior ushering in social and spiritual healing. Conversation and probing dialogue promote new ways of being.

News & Resources

East Shore Joins Beloved Conversations

This fall, more than 50 members of East Shore are participating in Beloved Conversations! This now virtual class is a wonderful opportunity to grow in your understanding of racial justice and the...

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Beloved Conversations this Fall

Register by September 15, classes begin in October Beloved Conversations will be available again this fall in a new virtual format! The Fahs Collaborative, a cohort of religious educators, is...

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East Shore Acts to Combat Local Racism

Recently, East Shore joined more than 125 local and national groups in exposing and condemning a local non-profit group formed just this year, Alliance for Persecuted Peoples Worldwide (APPWW), that...

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Board Buzz: Park and Talk

I love my East Shore- its people, the opportunity to express myself fully, a place to grow spiritually. I grieve when it is in need of healing. Recently more than ever, I have been trying to see my...

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East Shore Reads Fall 2020 Books

East Shore reads is preparing for fall and wants to hear from you! We have three great books you can start reading now! August East Shore Reads: One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson Marcy Langrock...

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Anti-Racism Resources

As more and more of you are starting and continuing conversations about racism in America, Beloved Racial Justice and Right Relations wanted to offer these resources for growing. These groups as...

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