Threats from Without, Care from Within

Event format: Online

Date & time:

  • Passed: Saturday, October 21, 2023, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Email: swolfe@uua.org

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In 2023, an increasing number of our congregations have been targeted and threatened by extremist groups who do not like the way our congregations act for justice and equity. Though most threats do not lead to violence, these times call us to be prepared. This workshop will help participants:

  • Anticipate and plan for how to respond to violent threats, vandalism, doxxing, and other forms of intimidation and harassment.
  • Understand what is happening to our congregations as an outgrowth of our core commitment to the inherent worth and dignity of every person: when authoritarian political leaders seek to dehumanize people, we show up.
  • Develop strategies for community safety in our congregations, helping them be safer places for everyone, especially people with marginalized and/or targeted identities who may feel under attack.

This daylong online conference will begin with worship and inspiration, followed by workshops and Keynote panel discussions.

We encourage teams from congregations to sign up and to participate in the conference on different screens to be able to attend different workshops. Teams can set a meeting after the conference to put together what they’ve learned and develop policies and practices for the congregation.

This Conference was recorded and is available for $15 on the UU Institute website

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