Restorative Practices for Faith Communities, Williamsville, NY, September 29, 2018
Restorative Practices for Faith Communities 918
2018-09-29 10:00:00
2018-09-29 17:00:00
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT

Type of event: Training

Sponsor: Central East Region of the UUA, UU Church of Amherst, Williamsville, NY

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
  • Inclusive

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.

Youth are welcome to attend this event. A youth must attend with their parent or guardian or attend with a completed permission form and a sponsor. Download the form as a pdf or word document.

Register Now
Registration deadline is September 26, 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.


6320 Main Street
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UU Church of Amherst
6320 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
United States
UU Church of Amherst, 6320 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221

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