A Right Relations Guide
I, as a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill community, in an effort to nurture communication and model our principles, acknowledge a need for Right Relations. To that end, I observe these guidelines:
1. I will use "I" statements when sharing my experiences, feelings and opinions.
2. I will seek to understand, listening with an open heart and an open mind.
3. I will withhold unsolicited personal judgments and examine my assumptions and biases.
4. I will speak my truth in constructive and civil ways, considering how my communication
style affects others.
5. I will, if I have a concern with someone, speak with that person directly and not about
them and, if necessary, use the mechanisms provided by the church to resolve conflicts.
6. I will acknowledge indications of pain, concern, or discomfort in our community.
7. I will be sensitive towards persons and groups that feel marginalized and oppressed,
understanding that conflicts will arise and that neat solutions cannot always be found.
8. I will recognize that the work we do together is sometimes difficult, and that it is
important that we “stay at the table” together. This may require patience and courage.
9. I will treat my colleagues with love, compassion, dignity, and respect, and I will practice
Right Relations with all members of the UUCCH community.
10. I will acknowledge that this is a living document, intended to be improved as the church
community sees fit.
Bringing joy, hope, and justice to all I do as a member of this church community, I seek to embody and enact these Guidelines of Right Relations with the love, reverence, and humility one should expect from our religious community.