It is perhaps in our foundational understandings of humanity and God – and their intersection — that we can best find the theological component to drive us toward the positional path of missional life, to achieve that radical inclusivity we champion and crave. Our theological anthropology led to our first associative principle, our support of the “inherent worth and dignity of every person.” When we can genuinely understand and affirm this, and not “tend to think of ourselves as a people set apart, just a notch or two better than others,”(1) our reality will match our lofty goals.
Joanna Fontaine Crawford, “At the Intersection of Missional and Unitarian Universalist Theologies”
Marilyn Sewell, “The Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Person,” in With Purpose and Principle: Essays about the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism, ed. Edward A. Frost (Boston: Skinner House Books, 1998), 29.