Black Lives Matter Work Group

Why ‘Black Lives Matter’ Matters to Us

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio values the inherent worth and dignity of all people; recently, a movement has begun that asks our society take a harder look at continued state violence and institutionalized racism against minorities–especially Black Americans–and our congregation has decided to stand in solidarity with that movement.

A statement on the Unitarian Universalist Association web site makes it clearer:

Black Lives Matter is a movement and a stance in response to this reality: the United States was built on a legacy of slavery, racism, and oppression that continues to take new, ever-changing forms. To say that “Black Lives Matter” doesn’t mean that Black lives are more important than other lives, or that all lives don’t matter. The systemic devaluing of Black lives calls us to bear witness, even as we acknowledge that oppression takes many intersecting forms.

Click here to learn more about the “7 Principles of Black Lives.”

Visit Standing on the Side of Love to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and the Black Lives Matter movement.