Saturday, December 12, 2009

Chalica: Day 6

Today is Day 6 of Chalica (see posts below for a basic explanation, especially "Chalica: Day 1"). On this day, we think of our sixth Unitarian Universalist principle, that we will affirm and promote "the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all". That's a pretty lofty goal.

When I hear "liberty and justice for all", I think of the last line of our U.S. "Pledge of Allegiance" (I'm guessing most U.S. residents do, too). So the sixth principle notably talks about "world community and peace" as an ideal in addition to our U.S. cultural tradition of talking about "liberty and justice for all" as an ideal.

So on this day, and at this time in history, I think it's important for Unitarian Universalists to think about world community and peace in particular. How can we work toward this in our congregations? What can you do to promote world community and peace today?