Toward a more perfect union
April 24–26, 2020 | Washington DC
All Souls Church, Unitarian | 1500 Harvard St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
In order to form a more perfect union than the one from which they sought to be liberated, the founders of this nation ratified this preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America on June 21, 1778:
The framers’ dream for this land was impinged by their social location, their power and their prejudice. Their dream did not include the Indigenous people they found here, nor did it include the Africans they enslaved here. It did not include women, the poor, nor any man who was without land.
But, we the people, who live and work on this stolen land, built by stolen people; we the people who understand the emergencies of these times will convene to declare in one voice: We will move toward a more perfect union; we’ll dream new dreams that include all of us, no matter our ethnicity or our station in life. Inspired by our preamble, we will establish a justice system that works for everyone. We will build communities of peace, tranquility and wellness that celebrate the diversity of our genders and sexualities. We will build an economy that promotes the general welfare and the common good for all. We will defend the vulnerable from the deadly weapons of bigotry, racism, and xenophobia. We will seek the blessings of liberty for our neighbors, and our progeny; we know our liberation is tied up together.
Together, we will breathe new life into our democracy, and we will begin today.
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