For the free online study guide Introduction Rev. The gap between the lived experiences of religious professionals of color in our Association and the demands of predominantly white congregations are illustrated in this important collection of essays and responses. Centering explores how racial identity is made both visible and invisible in Unitarian Universalist ministries. You were forced to either skip them and go back to read them or read them with the essay and lose the argument. They have shared stories which help illuminate why we continue to struggle over issues of race and why we remain white-centered in our approaches, often despite having religious professionals of color on board. About the speaker: The Rev. We will meet the Fourth Thursday of the month, excluding June and July, from 6:30-8:00.
Leslie Takahashi Faithful Stubbornness Rev. The Oldest Unitarian congregation was established in 13th century Europe, and is still active today. What is the emotional work required, and where is the tension? We have roughly 92 members and friends. This collection documents the experiences of people of color who are members and friends within our congregations. The goal was to reframe Unitarian Universalist anti-oppression work by putting the voices, experiences and learnings of people of color at the center of the conversation.
Mitra Rahnema Othering and Belonging Rev. We provide a home for those who seek a rational and compassionate philosophy of life. More recorded sermons and church services will be posted when available. We often hear that white Unitarian Universalists and Unitarian Universalists of Color have different experiences of our movement. View a sermon given at church.
Contact to be added to the group. The Adult Enrichment Program provides discussion groups and book clubs that explore and challenge spiritual and social philosophies. Neal Anderson Dates: Friday, March 9 Time: 7:30—9:00 p. The book asks us to recognize that our faith calls us to long-haul work for justice for our human kin, for the Earth and for all life. Neal to discuss the book. It started with the premise that discussions of race in Unitarian Universalism have too often presupposed a white audience and prioritized the needs, education, and emotions of the white majority. Those on the margins are invariably those most affected by climate disaster and environmental toxins.
Susan Newman Moore Representing Rev. It is for the first time an honest conversation. View the of materials includes articles, podcasts, and videos that have been discussed to date. William Sinkford The Preacher's Art Rev. The play is Memphis , a musical that won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Book, Best Musical and Best Score. Lots to think about as we struggle with white supremacy.
Participants developed our own signed by most at the workshops and a. We note that many congregations are not engaging with Centering and we strongly urge congregations to include Centering in their programming this year — this is an act of faithful engagement with religious professionals of color at a time of needed reflection and conversation. The Adult Enrichment Program provides discussion groups and book clubs that explore and challenge spiritual and social philosophies. Great vulnerability and g This vital collection of essays from a conference of Unitarian Universalist religious professionals of color explores important themes of power, respect, dignity, authority, spirituality, integrity, and the challenges of centering the experiences of different cultures and communities that comprise those called people of color from the predominant center and culture of Unitarian Universalism, which is in many congregations and at the associational level, white and Anglo. The goal was to reframe Unitarian Universalist anti-oppression work by putting the voices, experiences and learnings of people of color at the center of the conversation. Christina Shu Discussion Cues Rev.
It invites us to look at our current challenges through a variety of different perspectives, offers tools to equip us for sustained engagement, and proposes multiple pathways for follow-up action. Taking every day as a chance to begin again and celebrate life. Each meeting explores ways in which white people can be effective as allies to people of color as well as actions that are not helpful. The award is given annually to a Unitarian Universalist who has made outstanding contributions to religious education. The resulting book, Centering, captures the papers that were presented and the rich dialogue from the conference to share personal stories and address the challenges that religious leaders of color face in exercising power, agency, and authority in a culturally White denomination. Our community focuses on living a principled life, serving the wider community. Great vulnerability and great strength are expressed, and I can hope that religious professionals and congregations take up these themes and explore how better to become the vibrant multicultural promise these ideals of Unitarian Universalism call us towards.
The Adult Enrichment Program provides discussion groups and book clubs that explore and challenge spiritual and social philosophies. With that in mind, our first Common Read is. Our community focuses on living a principled life, serving the wider community. Michele Deramo of Virginia Tech entitled. View a sermon given at church. We offer a space for children to build a spiritual foundation for themselves.