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THIS WEEK’S TOPIC
“Reflections on our Fifth Principle, Part 3”
This is the final in a series of three sermons on the UU fifth principle: “The Right of Conscience and the Use of the Democratic Process Within Our Congregations and in Society at Large.”
In this final sermon in this series I will explore the essential role of this principle for our congregations. In our congregations, the right of conscience – freedom to choose one’s personal values – is balanced with respect for the democratic process, i.e., coming together to make decisions which reflect the common good. The right of conscience can be at odds with, or in tension with, decisions based on democratic process. We live in a community existing within a balance of these two principles.
We, as individuals, must voluntarily consent to be this way with one another. No one can coerce us into these paths. In the act of this consent – or failure to consent – lies the difference between success or failure as a congregation.
I will also touch upon the tests to our democratic process on a national level and end by stating why I am hopeful.
Speaker: Rev. Ed Brock
Worship Leader: Geraldine Zurek