Our March-April Share the Plate Justice Partner is the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism Organizing Collective (BLUU) through the UUA’s The Promise and The Practice of Our Faith campaign. Half of our Sunday cash offerings will be directed to BLUU. Our collection will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1 million to help fund the vital programs and resources provided by BLUU.
The Promise and the Practice for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism is a turning moment; a choice to listen deeply to the stories in our religion that have not always been heard or taken to heart. It’s a lamenting of what our Unitarian Universalist tradition and congregations have lost by being unable – or unwilling – to center People of color (or even, at times, to merely include them). The Promise and the Practice is a celebration of our shared commitment to live into a new chapter in the story of our Unitarian Universalist faith.
Imagine what our faith would look like if we upheld and centered the history, the perspectives, the voices, and the leadership of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalists. The Promise and the Practice of Our Faith campaign is our opportunity to take the lead as a faith denomination in addressing our history of upholding white supremacy. Together, we can collectively work to dismantle it and amend a long broken promise to the Black Lives within our Association.