Rev. Phillip Lund, Congregational Life Consultant
The UUA has introduced a new online hub of connection, resources, and support for UUs dismantling racism and oppression. Dubbed The Mosaic, this website fosters belonging and liberation within Unitarian Universalist congregations and communities through resources, programs, training, groups, and gatherings.
The Mosaic is a direct response to the recommendations of the Commission on Institutional Change's (COIC) 2020 report, Widening the Circle of Concern, specifically the call to “curate new online resources to address the impacts of systemic oppression and white supremacy culture.”
Here you will find the resources and programs the UUA is creating and curating to further support the anti-racist transformation that has been embraced by so many of our congregations and communities.
Currently, there are multiple emerging elements of the Mosaic:
The Anti-Racism Resource Library, a searchable resource of trainings, books, curricula, and more, from UU sources and beyond, to support your anti-racist transformational work.
Learning and Practice Communities, including Mosaic National Learning and Practice Gatherings designed to supporting congregations’ long-term commitment to carry out Anti-racism/Anti-Oppression/Multicultural transformation work in their contexts; and Mosaic Skill-up Learning and Practice Communities, facilitated small group experiences dedicated to helping leaders develop the skills and accountability they need to engage in effective AR/AO/MC transformation work in their context.
BIPOC UU Connections, a guide for support, connections, and other resources for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) UUs, created by Rev. Qiyamah Rahman.
Mosaic Newsletter, a newsletter and blog to which you can subscribe to stay up to date on the Mosaic as it continues to emerge.
Future elements of the Mosaic will include a lifespan anti-racism curriculum from the UUA Lifespan Faith Engagement office, as well as Mosaic events for congregations engaging in transformation organized by UUA leaders. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.