10:30 – 11:30: KUUF Sanctuary, Rev. Carol McKinley: Unitarian Universalism’s 5th Principle – “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large” – holds within it a powerful, yet deliberate tension, asking to balance what we need as individuals with the needs of the community. Democracy is not passive; it requires constant attention and nurturance from each of us to keep it healthy and responsive, especially in times of anxiety. What can each of us do to reclaim and revitalize democracy?
The Reverend Carol McKinley is an affiliated community minister with the Olympia UU Congregation, where she coordinates its Faith in Action Ministry. She also serves on the Pacific Northwest District Healthy Congregations Team.