Allies for Racial Equity (ARE@UUCT) is a group of people who hold white privilege, actively learning how the social constructs of race and racism distort authentic beloved community.

We are UUCT members with white privilege working to:

  • Understand our own whiteness and privilege and help others in our church community to do so
  • Unlearn and re-evaluate white supremacy in ourselves and our church community
  • Challenge white supremacy wherever we encounter it
  • Confront racism and racial inequity in ways that are accountable to communities of color and, in particular, UUCT’s Black, Indigenous, People of Color group

ARE@UUCT Posts

  • What Difference Can the 8th Principle Make at UUCT?

    What Difference Can the 8th Principle Make at UUCT?

    There is no simple formula on how a congregation should begin living into the 8th Principle. There is no one right way to work at building a diverse multicultural Beloved Community, no simple answer as to how to dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions. It is up to us as individuals

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  • ARE@UUCT’s Changing Role

    ARE@UUCT’s Changing Role

    Now that the congregation has adopted the 8th Principle, the Allies for Racial Equity group (ARE@UUCT) is stepping back from our very active role last year in informing the congregation about the 8th principle. A new group is forming to focus on UUCT’s work after adoption: the journey to live into the 8th principle. Several members

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  • To the Congregation: An Appreciation

    To the Congregation: An Appreciation

    Allies for Racial Equity, ARE@UUCT, thanks the congregation for engaging with the 8th Principle over the past nine months. We thank UUCT members for adopting the principle as a congregation at the Annual Meeting on May 22. Quite a few other congregations adopted the principle in May, with the total number of adoptions by UU

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  • Why We Should Adopt the 8th Principle as It Is Written

    Why We Should Adopt the 8th Principle as It Is Written

    At our annual Congregational Meeting on May 22nd, UUCT members will vote on adopting the 8th Principle: “We, the members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions

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