5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy)

The fifth of Our Unitarian Universalist Principles calls us to affirm and promote "the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large."

This list includes every page tagged with "5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy)."

  • By Arthur Hirsch
    From UU World

    UU the Vote organizers say the 2020 elections are ‘all-hands-on-deck’ for Unitarian Universalists, whose values are on the line.

  • By Viola Abbitt
    From WorshipWeb
    As we light this chalice [this evening], may it serve to give us clarity of purpose and illumine our way as we set about doing the work of this congregation, in commitment, in cooperation, and in love.
  • By Cathy Rion Starr
    From Uplift
    Last week, I stood in front of the ICE offices in Hartford for several hours -- ironically directly across the street from the lesbian law firm that my partner and I paid a lot of money to protect our queer family from the Trump administration (they helped us with the second parent adoption of our...
  • By Susan Frederick-Gray
    From UU World

    We are less than twelve months away from the most critical elections in our lifetimes. We must not be on the sidelines.

  • By James Luther Adams
    From WorshipWeb
    "A faith that is not the sister of justice is bound to bring people to grief. It thwarts creation, a divinely given possibility; it robs them of their birthright of freedom in an open universe; it robs the community of the spiritual richness latent in its members; it reduces the person to a best of...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt, Becky Brooks
    From WorshipWeb
    When we study history, we learn that freedom is rarely freedom for all, and is more often freedom for some at the expense of others. At times, we’re called to surrender some of our freedom in order to serve The Whole.
  • By Julio Noboa Polanco
    From UU World

    Empire has failed Puerto Rico. It’s time for us to demand better.

  • By James Gertmenian
    From Braver/Wiser
    Love without justice is not love. Compassion without deeds is not compassion. Faith without action is not faith. And religion without politics is not religion. In my view, people of faith are not entitled to avoid politics for the sake of a short-lived spiritual high.
  • By Douglas Taylor
    From WorshipWeb
    A prayer for gun violence