AS UUs we find our faith in different ways, because we are called to make an individual search for truth and meaning. But we seem to agree on two things: a set of expectations about behavior that leads us to a moral life [most of us support our seven principles], and a conviction that we must work for justice in our world. Both of these ideas call us to live our faith, not just proclaim it in conversation. I believe that it is truly our actions that speak to what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. And we have a wonderful opportunity to do this in Anaheim in the next few months.
There is an election coming up later this year and one proposition will be to create districts within our city that are each represented on the city council. Currently members of the council are elected at large. That results in disproportionate representation of the population. And it results in some voices not being heard. Justice calls us to work to change this situation. This is a perfect opportunity for us to live our faith and to follow the edict of Gandhi who exhorted us to "Think globally, but act locally."
Our congregation, through its membership in OCCCO will be able to work to get this election item passed. Many of us [including me] do not actually live in Anaheim, so we won't be able to cast our vote on this issue, but we can work to encourage all those who are eligible to vote in Anaheim to vote "yes."
I hope you will join me in working to create justice right here at home!
In the meantime, may you