BLACK LIVES MATTER
Statement from the Board of Trustees, June 8, 2020
As Unitarian Universalists, we – the Board and Congregation of Starr King UU Church – affirm the inherent worth and dignity of each person and specifically condemn the murder of George Floyd and police violence against black people. It is time to renew our core beliefs and use them to guide our actions. George Floyd’s death is a stark reminder that change is needed. As such, we commit to show up, speak out, and actively work to create what we seek in ourselves and in our community — working to dismantle systematic racism and to build racial justice with accountability. BLACK LIVES MATTER.
We have work to do; please join us.
BLACK LIVES MATTER RESOLUTION
Approved by the Congregation of Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church of Hayward at a special meeting on November 1, 2015
We, the members of Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church, unequivocally affirm our support of the 2015 Action of Immediate Witness to “Support the Black Lives Matter Movement” adopted by the Unitarian Universalist Association at its 2015 General Assembly. We add our voices and our own call to action through this resolution.
1. We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We are especially concerned for those treated as disposable and dangerous on the basis of skin color.
2. We condemn the institutional racism, in the guise of “public safety,” that makes it possible for some law enforcement officers and vigilantes to harass, assault, and kill black and brown people with impunity.
3. Our belief in the transforming power of love calls us to reach out to oppressed and oppressor alike to create a community that values the flourishing of all its people equally, irrespective of skin color or any other distinguishing characteristic.
4. Our commitment to justice, equity, and compassion in human relations demands that we stand up, speak out, and participate in the Black Lives Matter movement to end this injustice.
Unitarian Universalist Association Resources
Stop Calling the Police and Start Eradicating Anti-Blackness
2015 Action of Immediate Witness to “Support the Black Lives Matter Movement”