Here’s a place to start learning more about the 8th Principle as proposed for congregational and UUA adoption, which reads:


“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.”


The 8th Principle working group’s website:

The video clips we shared at the January 16 conversation:

The book Hiro Nishikawa recommended: Mistakes and Miracles by Nancy Palmer Jones and Karin Lin.  (Also available as a Kindle e-book here.)

The full-length videos our clips came from, plus a few more: – Uniting the 7th and the 8th Principles | The VUU – S8 E345 (Paula Cole Jones and Aly Tharp) – The 8th Principle Matters to Members of the BIPOC Community (hosted by Paula Cole Jones) – Ministry and the 8th Principle (speakers are Rev. McKinley Sims, Rev. T.J. Fitzgerald, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, HI, Rev. John Crestwell, UU Church of Annapolis, MD, Rev. Dr. Robin Tanner) – Religious Education and the 8th Principle (Paula Cole Jones & Sheila Schuch) – Conversations with Satya Mamdani: The Eighth Principle Project (interview on the history of the 8th principle project with Paula Cole Jones) – Paula Cole Jones, Sheila Schuh and Jenn Blosser