Sunday Forum, May 12, 2019 at 9:15 am. At our Congregational Meeting on May 19th, Members of BUF will get the opportunity to vote on the proposed Truth and Reconciliation Proposal. At the request of members of Lummi Nation, we have been asked to be an instrument in bringing about a Truth and Reconciliation movement in the State of Washington. As this will be a statewide effort seeking public support, it is appropriate and necessary for the congregation of the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship to vote, as one body, on supporting this movement.
We will be discussing the resolution, and what roles BUF members may play in moving this T&R movement forward, as individual members, a congregation, a denomination within the greater faith community and as an ally and partner with Washington Tribes and Nations. The resolution was drafted using BUF’s historical and ongoing support of the Tribes and Nations and a number of sources and we'll be looking at some of them including the:
- Proclamation of Support for Truth and Reconciliation in Washington State
- An Expression of Truth and Reconciliation From the Canadian Unitarian Council and Unitarian Universalist Ministers of Canada, March 29, 2014
- UUA’s Truth, Repair, and Reconciliation Responsive Resolution