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
  • Ready the UUCT congregation to adopt the 8th principle of Unitarian Universalism

For more information, contact ARE@UUCT.


ARE@UUCT Posts

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    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

    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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  • Where Would the 8th Principle Reside After We Adopt It?

    Some churches, such as First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon, reference the seven principles in their bylaws, listing each one. So, they will amend their bylaws to speak to eight principles. UUCT does not currently include the 7 UU Principles in our bylaws, nor do we mention them. Other churches adopted the 8th Principle as

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    How do we dismantle racism in our church?

    Allies for Racial Equity is a UUCT advocacy group whose mission calls us to “confront and dismantle racism and racial inequality in ways that are accountable.”  How can we do this? I don’t pretend to give a complete answer. I can list some of the actions of other UU churches, along with a few of

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