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First Principle Chalice Lighting
First Principle Chalice Lighting
Chalice Lighting

We light this chalice today in honor of the Unitarian Universalist First Principle: To affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

We recognize that these are not just words to be spoken; instead, they call us out of our comfort into an ever-deepening commitment:
a commitment we make to the rights of all whose inherent worth and dignity are denied, diminished, or destroyed by systems of oppression. And they call us into the practice of looking into our own hearts, with courage and honesty.

 

About the Author

  • Rev. Florence Caplow is the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana Champaign, in Urbana, Illinois. She is also a writer, editor, and ordained Soto Zen priest.

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