Lesson 6: We love each other

Principle #6

The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all

As naïve or impossible as the sixth Principle may seem, I’m not willing to give up on it. In the face of our culture’s apathy and fear, I want to imagine and help create a powerful vision of peace by peaceful means, liberty by liberatory means, justice by just means. I want us to believe—and to live as if we believe—that a world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all is possible. There is no guarantee that we will succeed, but I can assure you that we will improve ourselves and improve the world by trying.

—Rev. Sean Parker Dennison, Tree of Life Congregation, McHenry, IL

Hymn #1: May Nothing Evil Cross This Door, words by Louis Untermeyer, music by Robert Quaile

Here at UUCB, you will find members and friends deeply engaged in the social justice issues that spur them to action. You will find us marching in parades, witnessing at public meetings, and carrying our banner to Albany to speak out against injustice and preach a message of love, care, and inclusion.

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We come together as UUs from many paths in life. Among us, you will find people with a background in earth-centered religions, Christianity, Judaism, Humanism, and many other religious paths. We find common ground in the central truths that bind us — love, compassion, and justice.