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

Why I Support the 8th Principle

When I was 12 my brother went to Italy and an exchange student from Uganda came to be my big brother. 50 people in my town outraged my parents with a petition that he not come because he was...

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Board Buzz: The 8th Principle

As a member of your Board of Trustees, I am writing to talk about a “milestone” congregational initiative. The Board is to be considering this initiative to support ESUC in its journey of becoming...

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