Decenter and Receive

The question of how to address racial justice with kids is huge in my mind, at all times but especially now as the marathon of justice work continues. It is clear to me that the seven (+ proposed 8th) Unitarian Universalist Principles call us to include children in racial justice work. (I must note again that the ability to choose whether or not to…

The 8th Principle

In 2013, Paula Cole Jones and Bruce Pollack-Johnson proposed an 8th Principle* which reads: “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.” This proposed 8th Principle has not yet been…

Intro to Race for Kids

I created Intro to Race for Kids Ages 6-12 following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Several parents said that they had no idea how to talk to their kids about what had happened, and so they simply didn’t. The ability to avoid talking about race and racism is a huge privilege, and one I encourage families to inspect. I know these…