At a moving service on December 7, 2014, which proclaimed that Black Lives Matter, First UU of Richmond began a movement. One hundred ninety-two (192)…
As part of its response to issues brought to light in 2014 of the inequity of treatment of African Americans by the criminal justice system,…
The Birmingham Pledge is a grassroots effort, developed in Birmingham, Alabama, to recognize the worth of every individual, by making a personal, daily commitment to…
I BELIEVE that every person has worth as an individual.
I BELIEVE that every person is entitled to dignity and respect, regardless of race or color.
I BELIEVE that every thought and every act of racial prejudice is harmful; if it is my thought or act, then it is harmful to me as well as to others.
Therefore, from this day forward I WILL strive daily to eliminate racial prejudice from my thoughts and actions.
I WILL discourage racial prejudice by others at every opportunity.
I WILL treat all people with dignity and respect;
I WILL commit to working with others to transform the Greater Richmond region into a place that treats people of all races, ethnicities, and cultures with justice, equity, and compassion, and
I WILL strive daily to honor this pledge, knowing that the world will be a better place because of my effort.
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