The Unitarian Universalist Second Principle is to affirm justice, equity and compassion in human relations. This principle has inspired social justice activists for decades to put their energy toward making this society more equitable and compassionate for all. Each person who acts on this principle will need courage. Courage to act, sometimes in the face of considerable opposition. Courage to speak up when one’s words are unpopular. Courage to stand alone. Courage to keep going when the goal seems impossible to achieve.