6th Principle: The Goal of World Community with Peace, Liberty, and Justice for All
In other words, “Build a fair and peaceful world.”
As Unitarian Universalists we affirm and promote 7 Principles and the sources of faith from which they are drawn. They represent the backbone of the religious community in which we participate.
Examples of the 6th Principle in Action
- The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) supports congregations that are internationally engaged or in the process of developing internationally focused ministries by providing resources and supporting affiliations. Learn more about International Engagement.
- The Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) works with key leaders and organizations of India’s most marginalized and disadvantaged peoples in their struggle to secure human rights and economic and social justice.
- The UUA’s Faith Without Borders program assists congregations in creating and sustaining effective ministries of international engagement. Participating congregations receive practical assistance and consultation in all stages of their international engagement.
Chalica is a week-long celebration of our Unitarian Universalist Principles. Each day, a chalice is lit and the day is spent reflecting on the meaning of that day’s principle and doing a good deed that honors that principle.
- The UU Congregation of Smithton offers an excellent selection of readings, songs, and discussion questions for each day of Chalica, and posted video of the same: Chalica Day Six (YouTube).
- The Tapestry of Faith children’s curriculum Love Surrounds Us explores all the Principles in the context of Beloved Community of family/home, school, neighborhood. Session 12 reinforces our sixth Principle by helping children explore ways to ensure everyone has the basic human needs of clothing, food, shelter, and love.
- Reflection on the UU Sixth Principle by Rev. Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe
“The spirit of this principle can be found in the Declaration on Independence and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”
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Last updated on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
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