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New Year, New Logo!

We are super excited to debut our new logo! What do you think? It takes its inspiration from the Side with Love colors, plus the Kentucky flag - a wonderful blend of our faith and our home.  You'll start seeing this soon in our social media, website, and more as we roll it out. We hope you like it as much as we do!!

And it's not quite too late if you would like to make a tax deductible year-end contribution.  Donations are used to pay for things like closed captioning for our gatherings, workshop fees, and to ensure that our graphic artist is treated equitably for her work.

 

8th Principle Project

What defines the dominant culture paradigm and the multicultural paradigm, and how do we move from one to another? Did you know that the 8th principle can provide a bridge between these two ways of operating in the world?  

The Unitarian Universalist Church in Lexington, KY (UUCL) passed the 8th principle in their congregation before the pandemic.  On January 6, at the Kentucky UU Justice Action Network “All Network Gathering” (7pm ET, 6pm CT), participants will have a chance to hear how UUCL went about it. And, even better, one of the authors of the principle, former UUA staff, and Management Consultant/ Diversity Strategist Paula Cole Jones will be joining us to share her experience and wisdom! Register Here For Connection Information.  This event will be closed-captioned!

Our All Network Gatherings are the first Wednesday of every month.  All Unitarian Universalists in Kentucky are invited to these free, online gatherings. Here is a preview of the next two:

  • January 6: The 8th Principle. What is it, and how might your congregation pass it?  Special guests Paula Cole Jones and testimony from the UU Church in Lexington!
  • February 3: Redistricting in Kentucky, and what are the real rules on how congregations can engage in advocacy and lobbying (and what is the difference between those??).
 

Democracy Team

After our amazing KUUJAN All Network Gathering with our 3 UU State Legislators on December 3, the DemocracyTeam is excited to sponsor the All Network Gathering on February 3 (see above! Register here). We meet on the fourth Monday of every month at 6pm CT (7pm ET).  Watch our website for details or email for more information.

 

Racial Justice Team

Has your congregation talked about the 8th Principle yet? Many congregations in Kentucky have not. The proposed 8th principle states:

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 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 in ourselves and our institutions.

We hope you'll joins us for the January 6 KUUJAN All Network Gathering to learn more about the 8th Principle and what congregations can do to pass it.

The Racial Justice Team meets at 6pm CT (7pm ET) on the second Monday of the month. Watch our website for details or email for more information. 

 
  • The UU congregation formerly known as Thomas Jefferson has changed their name! In an end-of-year vote, the congregation chose to rename themselves "All Peoples, a Unitarian Universalist Community". Congratulations! Read this great essay by All Peoples member Rob Kingsolver to learn more about why this change was so important.
  • Looking for a fresh voice for Sunday mornings? Rev. Dawn Cooley, KUUJAN Coordinator, is available to speak at your congregation for a negotiated donation to KUUJAN. Email her for details.
  • The Climate Justice Team is almost ready to begin meeting! We just need someone from the Louisville area and someone from Northern KY.  If you are interested in being on this team, please fill out this form and someone will contact you. We need geographic diversity across the state in order for this team to get started.
  • As a part of the All Peoples (formerly Thomas Jefferson) "Open Campus" Winter session, Rev. Dawn Cooley will be leading an abbreviated session on Widening the Circle, the 2020 Report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change which analyzes structural and systemic racism and white supremacy culture within Unitarian Universalism and makes recommendations to advance long-term change. Over 4 sessions starting January 26, we will discuss this book and its issues and recommendations, with the end goal of equipping a congregational task team to work through the full, 11-session Study/Action guide with their larger congregation. Plan to attend as a group of at least 3 people from your congregation for maximum efficacy.  Watch this space for registration information.
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