7th Principle Project

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Listen here for an interview with Gary Langley on WACK 97.7 about one of our 7th Principle Projects, Food Rescue!


In the 1800s, it was the Unitarians who were at the forefront of abolition, women’s suffrage, public education, mental health and prison reform. During the 20th century this evolution of purpose took shape in the form of: immigration justice, racial justice, sexual orientation justice, reproductive justice, economic justice and world peace.

From that heritage, and our 1961 consolidation with the Universalist denomination, the first 6 principles of Unitarian Universalism where written and approved at General Assembly. In 1985, our 7th principle “the respect for the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part” was added as UU churches and fellowships from around the world came together in recognition that the destructive consequences of a  singularity of self-interest  were unsustainable for the earth and all it ‘s inhabitants.

The 7th Principle Project is the next step in our evolution of purpose.

We live at a time of significant change for the world and for the human experiment. We are all aware that critically diminished resources, large scale changes in climate and weather systems, an unsustainable global economic  system and more than 200,000 new human beings added to earth every day are only part of the challenge we face for our ultimate sustainability as a species.

For more information on the Nantucket Unitarian Universalist 7th Principle Project call: Gary Langley at 207-752-7406 or email gary@blinddogphoto.com