Black Lives Matter
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