USR Anti-Racism Commitment

building_with-poleWhereas, The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood’s Statement of Purpose asserts that we are a caring, religious community, welcoming and respecting diversity and working for social justice at home and in the world; and

Whereas, our membership is open without regard to creed, faith, national origin, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, physical challenge or other similar test; therefore be it

Resolved, that we, the members of The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood explicitly and publicly affirm our identity as an anti-racist religious community; and

Whereas, we, the members of The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, are guided by the Unitarian Universalist principles which affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, with justice, equity and compassion in human relations; therefore we

Resolve that our anti-racism commitment be reflected in the life and culture of the congregation through our policies, programs and practices as we continue to learn about racism. We Further Resolve to develop and work to implement strategies that dismantle racism through our adult religious education, children’s religious education, Sunday services, and community outreach and action.

Adopted May 5, 2002