The 8th Principles asks us to understand how racism and other oppressions affect us as individuals and as a congregation. It challenges us to consistently build relationships of mutual trust and responsibility across lines of difference. Together, we will examine white-centered practices in our congregational life including structure, leadership, and worship. We will change these practices to honor the experiences and cultural expressions of different voices, and to ensure we are responsive to the well-being of all our congregants. We will learn together and learn to listen; we will make mistakes and reconcile. It will be uncomfortable at times, but we will remain at the table for the difficult conversations.