There will be a congregational VOTE on adoption of the Proposed Congregational Resolution, “A Faithful Response to #MeToo”. The vote will take place on Sunday June 10th 2018 immediately following the 10 AM service
“This much we can say. A church that does not concern itself with the struggle in history for human decency and justice, a church that does not show concern for the shape of things to come, a church that does not attempt to interpret the signs of the times, is not a prophetic church. The prophetic liberal church is not a church where the prophetic function is assigned merely to the few. The prophetic liberal church is the church in which persons think and work together to interpret the signs of the times in light of their faith, to make explicit through discussion the epochal thinking that the times demand. The prophetic liberal church is the church in which all members share the common responsibility to foresee the consequences of human behavior (both individual and institutional), with the intention of making history in place of being merely pushed around by it.”
-James Luther Adams, “Taking Time Seriously,” The Prophethood of All Believers
This Resolution is not a resolution of the Board of Trustees, or of the Senior Minister, or even of the TUCWomen’s Group or #MeToo Task Force. Voting in favor of this Resolution on Sunday will be a Congregational Statement on where TUCW Stands and how it intends to address #MeToo Issues in our congregation and in the larger community. It is the public statement of how we will be part of a larger strategic effort to address a social justice issue that continues to impact all sectors of society. Even within our congregation.
This Resolution is intended to build awareness within our congregation, to call for a review our current policies that affect not only our governance and programming, but how we educate our children and youth, ensure that this congregation will create safe spaces for all, and call on our leaders to speak out on an issue that most communities of faith have, as yet, not taken public stands. Most importantly, this Resolution is supported by our Unitarian Universalist Principles of the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and justice, equity and compassion in human relations.
This will be the first Congregational Resolution presented to TUCW for a vote since our founding in 1949. Please plan to attend the Annual Meeting on Sunday and VOTE in favor of the Resolution: A Faithful Response to the #MeToo Movement.
Email the #MeToo Task Force