8th Principle Task Force Members Lee Curran, Carla Allison & Cathy Gilham


At the May 2017 First Unitarian Church of Honolulu Annual Meeting, Members voted to adopt the 8th Principle:

“We 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.”

For an extensive background on the origin and  purpose of the 8th Principle visit: https://www.8thprincipleuu.org/

8th Principle Task Force Mission

  • Immerse our congregation in awareness & support of the 8th Principle
  • Initiate & coordinate implementation of anti-racism actions & practices at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu

Goals for Accountability: 2020-2021

  • Expand the task force size
  • Sponsor & produce the virtual Jubilee Anti-Racism Training & Follow Up Reflection event
  • Document & submit church’s Welcoming Congregation renewal for 2020
  • Participate in the monthly 8th Principle Learning Community virtual gatherings & engage in the Facebook 8th Principle UU Learning Community
  • Initiate a regular gathering with A.D.O.R.E.& Social Justice Council Leaders with Rev. T.J. to coordinate and support each others projects.

Goals for Accountability: 2019-2020

  • Establish measurements & accountability for fulfilling our mission
  • Research, build connections with & promote activities of  Oahu groups/organizations engaged in anti-racism work
  • Amplify the 8th Principle & broadcast how to join the 8th Principle Task Force & give input
  • Propose funding leaders of color attendance at GA & BLUU Gathering

Goals for Accountability: 2018-2019

  • Inclusion of The 8th Principle in all church materials, signage, website
  • Produce 2 anti-racism focused workshops/trainings: building our skills to increase our capacity to speak and act for equity
  • Create a Policy for Mending – a way to recover when microaggressions & offenses occur within our church community

Mahalo to A.D.O.R.E. Co-chairs Allison Jacobs and Jill Rabinov and Rev. T.J. for their collaboration and input in the design and creation of this team.

8th Principle Task Force Members:  Carla Allison, Lee Curran & Cathy Gilham

Questions?  Contact Carla Allison cbm@hawaii.rr.com  808.396.1488