In "Resistance and Transformation," a Tapestry of Faith program
Invite a participant to light the chalice while you lead a unison reading of Reading 449 from Singing the Living Tradition, "We hallow this time together by kindling the lamp of our heritage."
Lead the group in singing the hymn you have chosen.
Tell the group in this workshop they examine the impact of the Black Power movement on Unitarian Universalism. The story that unfolds will highlight the relationships among local congregations, the Unitarian Universalist Association, and the wider world.
Read these excerpts from two General Assembly Business Resolutions:
Excerpt from the 1963 General Assembly Business Resolution: Admission of Members Without Discrimination excerpt:
Therefore Be It Resolved, that all member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association be charged to declare and practice their faith in the dignity and worth of every person and that all member congregations of our denomination are hereby strongly urged to welcome into their membership and full participation persons without regard to race, color or national origin...
Excerpt from the 1997 General Assembly Business Resolution: Toward an Anti-Racist Unitarian Universalist Association:
BE IT RESOLVED that the 1997 General Assembly urges Unitarian Universalists to examine carefully their own conscious and unconscious racism as participants in a racist society, and the effect that racism has on all our lives, regardless of color.
invite each participant to describe, In a sentence, the difference between the two resolutions.
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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
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