Waking Up to Oppression

Our 8th Principle, which we are considering adopting here at UCS, asks us to “dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” This Principle is in no small part about oppression within Unitarian Universalist congregations and our UUA. What is the history and context that calls for such a principle? Is addressing oppression within our faith movement just navel-gazing, or is it an invitation to a spiritual transformation that can better equip us to build a better world?