Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church stands with love on Black Lives Matter. We, a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
  • Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

A number of UU congregations around the country have hung “Black Lives Matter” banners on their buildings – in response to the number of unarmed black men who have been killed by white police officers.

Black Lives Matter Information:

  • UUA 2015 Action of Immediate Witness: Support The Black Lives Matter Movement
  • UUA: “Black Lives Matter”
  • Daniel S. Schatz: “On Being Asked To Change “BLACK LIVES MATTER” To “ALL LIVES MATTER”
  • Lauren Walleser: “UUA Shows Support for Black Lives Matter Movement with New Art Installation”
  • Standing On The Side Of Love: “The Power of the Black Lives Matter Banner”
  • Kenny Wiley, UU World: “Five ways to support Black Lives Matter”
  • Kenny Wiley: “A Unitarian Universalist ‘Black Lives Matter’ Theology”
  • Julia Craven, “Please Stop Telling Me That All Lives Matter”
  • Do All Black Lives Matter? Feminism, Humanism and State Violence
  • Anthony Pinn, “Confronting Racism: Don’ts and Dos for Humanists”
  • Greta Christina, “The Part About Black Lives Mattering Where White People Shut Up and Listen”
  • FBI director tells police chiefs they can learn from Black Lives Matter hashtag
  • This American Life: Cops See It Differently, Part 1
  • This American Life: Cops See It Differently, Part 2