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How Big Is Our Tent? A Conversation on the First Principle Project

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Duration: 3 Hours


Rev. Dr. LoraKim Joyner

1st Principle Project Facilitator,
UU Minister & Wildlife Veterinarian

Sponsored by Creature Connection, UUCC's Animal Ministry

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Please join UUCC's Animal Ministry, 'Creature Connection', on Saturday, March 25th at 7pm for a conversation on the 'First Principle Project', a movement that asks us to consider what it would be like if our UU First Principle affirmed the inherent worth and dignity of every being (instead of person). It asks whether expanding this affirmation could lead to better lives for us, and for all life. And, it ultimately asks what it means to be human in a multi-species world, and what our compassionate response to that understanding should be.

Unitarian Universalists will be voting at UUA General Assembly 2017 on a one to two year study action considering making such a change in the wording of the First Principle.

Our very special guest for this conversation will be FPP Facilitator, UU Minister, and Wildlife Veterinarian Rev. Dr. LoraKim Joyner. She will give background on the history and development of the FPP, outline some of the issues involved, and guide us in conversation as we ponder our feelings and thoughts about other beings. This is an important and timely conversation, given the upcoming GA action.

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