DeReau K. Farrar

Full name: DeReau K. Farrar

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DeReau K. Farrar (he/him/his) is Director of Music at First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon, and President of the Association for Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries. In recent years, he has also spent time on the UUA's Commission on Institutional Change and the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism Advisory Team. Before moving to Portland in 2016, he served the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles and the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, led an interfaith community gospel choir, and freelanced.

From DeReau K. Farrar

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Braver/Wiser

Bruh
From Braver/Wiser
Black people are so accustomed to being ignored and invisible that a simple acknowledgement—a simple I see you—from a peer goes a long way.
That They May Have Like-Mindedness
From Braver/Wiser
I want the spaces in which we meet to be encased by aspirations and forward loving, not affirmations and self-applause. I want to love the people I...
Wanting to Break Free
From Braver/Wiser
I wanted so badly to break free and let loose—but I just couldn't. I was stuck in my own false ideas of the congregation's expectations of me. Luckily, there’s still time.
Squandered Divinity
From Braver/Wiser
Living up to my sacred identity is hard!...
"Change" Is a Word on Wheels
From Braver/Wiser
How many times do I need to make mistakes before I’m ready to admit that I’m not any better at this than the bigoted and willfully ignorant?
Love Always Protects
From Braver/Wiser
There’s something deeply moving for me about the idea of a love that will always have my back. "Always"—meaning unconditionally and without hesitation.

UU World

Moving beyond ‘whites only’ UU theology
From UU World Magazine
Embracing theists is essential to the cultural and spiritual health of Unitarian Universalism.

WorshipWeb

The Promise and the Practice: "A Parable on Privilege" Reflection
From WorshipWeb
When I was in middle school, I was taught that every person, to some extent, holds a set of prejudices that impact our perceptions of others....

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