UU Theology Online Renaissance Module 0720
Type of event: Training
Sponsor: Central East Region of the UUA
The UU Theology Renaissance Module will be offered in an online format by the Central East Region. This training requires that you attend 6 online sessions from 1-3 pm ET on July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, and 19. Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee is $175 per person. 1/2 scholarships are available to those in the Central East Region.
Registration deadline is July 6, 2020.
The UU Theology Renaissance module is an online learning experience comprised of six two-hour webinars with reading and other assignments for each session. Credit will be offered for full participation in the module. Full participation includes:
- Online attendance at each of the six two-hour sessions;
- Reading and reflection to prepare for each session;
- Responses to Reflection Questions on the Discussion Forum after each session;
- Submission of final evaluation within a week of the ending of the module.
Goals of the Module
In this module, Participants will:
- Develop a sense of the broad scope of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist theology and become familiar with some of the theologians and thought leaders, historical and modern, who have contributed to Unitarian Universalist thought
- Understand some of both Unitarian and Universalist theological foundations of Unitarian Universalism
- Understand significant theological movements such as Transcendentalism, Humanism, Process Theology, and Liberation Theology that have shaped our contemporary religious movement
- Develop and articulate their own point of view on key theological questions
- Apply theological understandings to real-life liturgical and educational forums to help people of all ages explore theological questions
- Nurture a theology of justice and service in individuals and congregations.
Each session features four or more substantial readings, as well as a variety of brief quotations. Most readings for this module are included in the Participant Guide (PDF, 60 pages), but for Session 5, participants are asked to read essays found in A People So Bold edited by John Gibb Millspaugh available from the UUA Bookstore (also available as an e-book). It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a copy of the book. Note: Video excerpts from the A People So Bold conference are available on YouTube and a study guide is available here.
The webinar platform is Zoom, which you can download from Zoom. In order to access module materials, participants must have or create a UUA profile name. On UUA.org, click on “create account” at the top right and follow instructions on the page. If you have already participated in an online module, use the profile name you have already created. No later than one week before the module begins, email the module leaders with your profile name to be added to the group and begin the preparation required before the first session.