In preparation for this weekends commemoration of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. here are his
Six Principles of Non-Violence

1. Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.
It is active nonviolent resistance to evil. 
It is aggressive spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

2. Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding.
The end result of nonviolence is redemption and reconciliation. 
      The purpose of nonviolence is the creation of the  Beloved Community.                                                                                
3. Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice not people.
Nonviolence recognizes that evildoers are also victims and are not evil people. 
The nonviolent resister seeks to defeat evil not people.

4. Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform.
Nonviolence accepts suffering without retaliation. 
Unearned suffering is redemptive and has tremendous educational
and transforming possibilities.    

5. Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.
Nonviolence resists violence of the spirit as well as the body.           
Nonviolent love is spontaneous, unmotivated, unselfish and creative.  

6. Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.
The nonviolent resister has deep faith that justice will eventually win.    

Join us this Sunday at 10:30 am
January 14, 2018

The 8th Principle                                                           
Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst

On this MLK Sunday, we will consider Black Lives of UU (BLUU)'s proposal to add an 8th Principle to our current set. It reads: "We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse, multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions."
Music by UU Singers and Louise Chernosky.

Social Action Film Series:

Reflecting on King's Teachings with a Present-day Practitioner

Sunday, January 14 at UUCMC
6-8:30 pm in the Community Room

Join the Social Action Film Series and the Racial Justice Task Force for selected short videos highlighting Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy of agape - unconditional love- and discussion about the viability of this method for our present-day challenges.

We are very happy to be joined by Mychal Mills, of KYDS, Konscious Youth Development Services, a  youth development program that prepares and creates future leaders in Monmouth County through holistic intervention.* or see KYDS on Facebook. 

We will also hear about the Poor People's Campaign, which is carrying on the work Dr. King had underway when he was killed and other projects of the Racial Justice Task Force.    The 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination is April 4th, 2018, and the public is welcome to participate in the Task Force's plans for commemoration.