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In "A Place of Wholeness," a Tapestry of Faith program
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. — Audre Lorde, writer, poet, and activist
In Today's Workshop...
We explored issues of identity, tolerance, and intolerance. We learned about the historical and theological beginnings of tolerance in Unitarian Universalism and how this connects with today's efforts to celebrate diversity, pluralism, and multiculturalism. We heard personal accounts of racism and work for racial justice from the history of Unitarian Universalism, and reflected on why people take certain stances on racial justice issues. We also reflected upon how being in tolerant and intolerant environments leads us to express or to hide certain parts of our identities and cultures. This workshop's quote by Audre Lorde encourages us to recognize, accept, and celebrate differences in the spirit of tolerance and the activities in this workshop helped us move in that direction by reflecting on our own actions and the actions of others.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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