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Mosaic Makers: Leading Vital Multicultural Congregations
Mosaic Makers, hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Multicultural Ministries team, offers a space for teams from congregations deeply engaged in the work of building intentional multicultural community to gather together in spiritual community for two and a half days of worship, experiential learning, and community building around the theme of strengthening the fabric of Unitarian Universalist (UU) multicultural ministries.
The conference is a part of the Multicultural Leadership Institute and grew out of the 2011 Multicultural Growth Consultation that brought together congregational leaders from eight UU congregations deeply committed and invested in multicultural ministry to share and learn and journey together. You can learn more about Mosaic Makers on our fact sheet. (PDF, 2 pages).
Mosaic Makers 2012
The first Mosaic Makers took place in February 2012 in partnership with All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, DC; approximately 100 UU professional and lay religious leaders came together to grow, learn, and commit through worship, congregational life, justice ministry, and leadership.
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Mosaic Makers 2013
A second Mosaic Makers was held in November 2013 in partnership with All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, OK; approximately 100 UU professional and lay leaders from 20 congregations came together to explore the rich ways in which the All Souls Tulsa ministerial staff—as well as leadership from other UU congregations and UUA staff—imbed multicultural sensibility into all aspects of their ministries.
Our 2013 keynote speaker was Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, author and speaker extraordinaire on the intersections of religion, ethics, race, class, and gender and Professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies at the Iliff School of Theology. Macky Alston, Auburn Seminary Media Director, also offered his inspired media training for religious professionals.
As with Mosaic Makers 2012, Mosaic Makers 2013 closed with a special, additional Ministry Day for clergy and seminarians.
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Did you attend Mosaic Makers? Visit Building on Mosaic Makers Learnings for recommended next steps and resources to take your learnings forward!
Mosaic Makers 2015
We are excited and honored to have our Mosaic Maker: Leading Vital Multicultural Congregations community gather at General Assembly. On Thursday, June 25th, there is an all-day Mosaic track of workshops for those interested in developing, nurturing, and expanding their multicultural sensibility and community. This track offers resources and opportunities for leaders to grow their multicultural leadership competencies and then to take the “learnings” home. There is limited seating available so please join us early to claim your seat! We look forward to welcoming you. We are especially honored that Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado and Executive Officer for the Society of Race, Ethnicity and Religion, will be offering a keynote during Thursday’s General Session, which begins at 8:15am. See our GA ad to learn more!