Restorative Practices for Faith Communities 1018
Type of event: Training
Covenant is the silk that joins UU congregations, communities, and individuals together in a web of interconnection. The practice of promising to walk together is the precious core of our creedless faith. But what do we do when covenants are broken?
Restorative practices, which involve the skilled use of Circles, provide an opportunity to identify and address harms, restore relationships and mend community.
Grounded in the practice of Compassionate Communication, this training will give an overview of restorative practices, skills and will include hands-on Circle exercises to use what you’ve learned. We especially encourage Youth Leaders, Committees on Ministry and Church Boards to attend.
Restorative Practices are grounded in familiar practices: Youth Touch Groups, Covenant Groups, Chalice Circles, Non-Violent or Compassionate Communication.
For Youth and Adults!
Values of Circles:
- Leadership is Shared
- Grounded in Mutuality
- Deep Listening
- Personal Connection
- Based on Respect and Accountability
Registration fee is $30 per participant, includes lunch. If you are unable to pay the full amount, you can take a partial or full waiver. Please indicate this on the registration form.
Registration deadline is October 24, 2018. Registration is capped at 40 participants. If the form is no longer accepting submissions and we are not yet at the deadline, please contact Amy Kent akent [at] uua [dot] org to be placed on the wait list.