How was the 8th Principle developed?

The 8th principle was originally the brainchild of Paula Cole Jones, a lifelong member of All Souls UU Church, Washington, DC.  As she worked with congregations on racial and social justice, she noticed that a “good UU” could follow the seven principles without thinking directly about racial justice.  In 2013, Jones, an African American former staff member of the UUA Central East Region, wrote the 8th Principle with Bruce Pollack-Johnson, a white racial justice leader at the UU Church of the Restoration, Philadelphia. All Souls UU Church was the first to adopt the 8th Principle, in December of 2017.