Monday, June 27, 2005

Study Action Issue

Grr.

Wow. So all we have to do is change America's moral landscape.

I'm sure we will get RIGHT on that...

CC

3 comments:

Peregrinato said...

Yes, I share your cynicism :)

Michelle Murrain said...

CC - why cynical? From what I understand, this is an issue focused on how we UUs articulate our values - and an effort to be part of the movement to re-take phrases like 'moral values' back from the religious right. I actually think it's a good idea. I was intrigued by the idea that the congregation who'd originally supported it, withdrew their support when it got revised. I wonder what that was about.

TheCSO said...

Well, one problem with it is that it's a Big Picture issue, not something that we could make a real impact on.

And even worse, the issue IS to talk about stuff. Frankly, UUs as a body already spend way too much time talking and not enough time doing. (And protesting something is talking, not doing.)

I'm not a big proponent of social justice work, but if you're going to do it, do it where you can make a real impact. And with talking about it, you get all the annoying parts of SJ work (not accomplishing anything concrete, having to listen to people yak endlessly about their really boring Pet Issue, etc.) without the good parts (actually accomplishing something that improves people's lives in a concrete way).

The UUA needs to stop trying to articulate my values for me.