Right of Conscience and Use of the Democratic Process: Our Fifth Principle

Today we are considering Principle #5 “Right of Conscience and Use of Democratic Process,” in particular, the right of conscience. There was a statement of Unitarian beliefs prepared once, a bit over a hundred and thirty years ago, which stands as arguably the finest such statement ever adopted. It firmly rejected the association having the right to bind any member by a doctrine. We will tell you something about the politics leading up to it.

Reflections from Zoom Service Recording