This past Sunday, I spoke about the history of Unitarians, Universalists and Unitarian Universalists in the work for racial justice. You can access the service recording here.
In the service, I mentioned two great resources about the “empowerment controversy” of 1968-1970, which divided the new denomination and caused many black UUs to leave.The first is an article by UU minister and historian, Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed. The second is a documentary by the Unitarian Universalist Association collecting voices of those who were part of the historic events of that time, called Wilderness Journey: The Struggle for Black Empowerment and Racial Justice within the UUA 1967-1970
I also mentioned the current 8th principle project. If you would like more information, check out the re-run of a post Sara Lewis made in April, 2021.
There is a group at OUUC exploring the 8th principle. If you are interested in the group, please reach out to me and I will get you connected. We have work to do!