The extra principle in the Philippines

I was reading a blog post at Inspired Faith, Effective Action about one of the churches of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines (UUCP) which building is at risk by rising water.

One of the photographs illustrating the story showed three persons (presumably church members) in front of a poster entitled UU Principles & Purposes. Before the principles adopted by the Unitarian Universalist Association — and recall the UUCP is in the anomalous situation of being both a national denomination and, in sum, a member congregation of the UUA — an additional principle,

We believe in one God, the God of Love

Recall, too, their heritage is Universalist. That one line explains and illuminates all those that follow; it makes the rest believable and their faith one I want to hear. I don’t think I’ve felt as warm towards “the P&P” in years.

  1. The UUCP’s official Principles page.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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