The Journey Toward Wholeness

The Journey Toward Wholeness is the Unitarian Universalist Initiative to encourage multi-cultural and anti-racist communities, in which all may live in accordance with our UU Principles that affirm:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of each person
  • Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all

Working on the Journey Toward Wholeness is deeply spiritual work, and begins with analyzing institutionalized racism, committing to four outcomes, and moving forward by taking the next steps.

At the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City, we believe that every person has value as a member of the human family. The suffering caused by racism must be ended if we want to create fair and loving communities. We work to end racial discrimination and injustice, starting within ourselves and moving out into the world around us. We support multiracial, multiethnic congregations and advocate for stopping racist policies like mass imprisonment and attacks on voting rights. Our multicultural ministries will continue until there is peace, liberty, and justice for all.

The UUFRC commitment to racial justice has historical roots. As far back as 1965, our minister at UUFRC went to Selma to participate in Civil Rights marches. More recently, the Social Action Committee undertook a months long effort with UU San Mateo to educate ourselves about the Black Lives Matter movement. This included covenanted conversations at UUFRC and UUSM, Sharing Circles, book discussions, and eleven UUFRC members attending a two-day “Beloved Conversations” retreat at the Oakland UU church, along with eight follow-up sessions. This self-reflection and awareness effort culminated in leading a Racial Justice worship service on Martin Luther King Day Sunday and putting up a Black Lives Matter Banner.