UUSLO, in addition to many UU congregations all over the country, is considering adopting an 8th Principle.

This 8th Principle reads…

The 8th Principle


We, the members of Unitarian Universalists San Luis Obispo, covenant to affirm and promote:

journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.

8th Principle Task Force

The UUSLO 8th Principle task force is headed by Jaime Woolf and aims to involve the entire congregation in an introspective investigation of the proposed principle.

Questions or Concerns?

Most 3rd Sundays after the service, members of the task force host a Zoom Breakout Room dedicated to discussion of the 8th Principle. Feel free to join with any questions or concerns you may have.

Bringing It to a Vote

In June, 2022, at the UUSLO annual meeting, a proposal to adopt the 8th Principle will be brought before the congregation and voted on.

Reflections from the Congregation

As part of a year-long effort to engage the UU Principles, including the proposed 8th Principle, and the UU Sources, members of our congregation have recorded their reflections.

These may be viewed below.

Dick Dannells

on the 4th Principle

Alice McNeely

on the proposed 8th Principle

Douglas Pillsbury

on the 1st Principle

Janet Murphy

on the proposed 8th Principle

Alice Reinheimer

on the proposed 8th Principle

Jamie Woolf

on the 2nd Source

Morgan Saltamachio

on the 2nd Principle

Aivia Cochran-Murti

on the 5th Principle

Beyond the Congregation

Learn more about the 8th Principle via these links below.

Rev. Sara LaWall

reflects on the 8th principle.


Visit 8thPrincipleUU.org

for more information about the background of the 8th Principle.