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DeReau K. Farrar

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DeReau K. Farrar is director of music at First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon, and a member of the board and conference planning committee of the Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network. Before moving to Portland in 2016, he served UU congregations in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, California, led an interfaith community gospel choir, and worked as a freelance music director, vocal contractor, consultant, and arranger. He worked on HBO’s All the Way (2016) and Jordan Peele’s Get Out (2017).

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Braver/Wiser

Bruh

DeReau K. Farrar

From Braver/Wiser
Black people are so accustomed to being ignored and invisible that a simple acknowledgement—a simple I see you—from a peer goes a long way.
That They May Have Like-Mindedness

DeReau K. Farrar

From Braver/Wiser
I want the spaces in which we meet to be encased by aspirations and forward loving, not affirmations and self-applause. I want to love the people I...
Wanting to Break Free

DeReau K. Farrar

From Braver/Wiser
I wanted so badly to break free and let loose—but I just couldn't. I was stuck in my own false ideas of the congregation's expectations of me. Luckily, there’s still time.
Squandered Divinity

DeReau K. Farrar

From Braver/Wiser
Living up to my sacred identity is hard!...
"Change" Is a Word on Wheels

DeReau K. Farrar

From Braver/Wiser
How many times do I need to make mistakes before I’m ready to admit that I’m not any better at this than the bigoted and willfully ignorant?
Love Always Protects

DeReau K. Farrar

From Braver/Wiser
There’s something deeply moving for me about the idea of a love that will always have my back. "Always"—meaning unconditionally and without hesitation.

UU World

Moving beyond ‘whites only’ UU theology

DeReau K. Farrar

From UU World Magazine
Embracing theists is essential to the cultural and spiritual health of Unitarian Universalism.

WorshipWeb

The Promise and the Practice: "A Parable on Privilege" Reflection

DeReau K. Farrar

From WorshipWeb
When I was in middle school, I was taught that every person, to some extent, holds a set of prejudices that impact our perceptions of others....

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