Every February we celebrate the work of our denominational body, the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC), through a service and offering called Sharing our Faith.I was asked to create the worship resource packet for the CUC Sharing our Faith service, and the words below come from the introduction to the packet.
“We, as Canadian Unitarian Universalists, envision a world in which our interdependence calls us to love and justice. This vision for Canadian Unitarian Universalism was affirmed at the CUC Annual General Meeting in May, 2016. Arising from the foundational theology of our seventh principle, “respect for the interdependent web of all existence”, this vision asks us to live this principle through actions of love and justice.
We are beginning to learn to live interdependently, to care for water and air as essential to life, to be inclusive of all kinds of people, to be aware of how each action we take ripples out into the world. Embodying the experience of connection may take a lifetime to learn, to truly live in the radical interconnectivity of all that is.
As we live from an ethic of interdependence, we hear the call of love and justice. The world needs – now more than ever – human societies based on loving connection, not hate and division. Seeking justice for all people helps grow a loving, sustainable system.”
Our theme this month, shared with UU congregations across the country, considers this vision through Love & Justice. How might we begin to understand and live out this great vision in our lives? Don’t forget to check out our website uucm.ca for the latest information about this month’s events.