July 7 session of History 7
The second set of values enumerated in the Unitarian Universalist Association’s seven principles is “justice, equity and compassion in human relations.” That’s clear, simple, easy to embrace, and it’s what we will talk about this month.
You see, the fiercest and most enduring controversy that the UUA has experienced since it was formed in 1961 came about when we couldn’t agree on what“justice” and “equity” were in practice, and we were not doing a good job of displayingcompassion to co-religionists of differing opinion. It is generally called the Black Empowerment Controversy. How fierce was it? At the 1968 General Assembly the very gentlemanly UUA President, Dana Greeley, shoved a mouthy young colleague (me). To some extent there are still ripples from the controversy today.
On Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m. EDT we’ll explore what the controversies were then and what may still be unclear about “justice, equity and compassion in human relations.” If you haven’t yet registered for the History 7 series you can do so by clicking on this link https://tinyurl.com/