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Multicultural Transformation and Intercultural Competency

Every day, awareness grows that racism is still very much alive in the United States. Increasingly, Unitarian Universalist congregations are looking to become more culturally competent and inclusive, to better understand “whiteness,” and to show up meaningfully for racial justice. How would you like to engage?

Find resources related to Multicultural Transformation and Intercultural Competency.

Tools for Outreach and Social Media

Published June 2018, our Congregations Reaching Out toolkit includes guides for finding a target audience for outreach, creating effective social media, and planning events to help build connections with Unitarian Universalism. The toolkit also features vibrant and customizable graphics for your congregation to use online and in print.

Support and Healing in the Age of #MeToo

First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon has shared with us a four-session program for a women's circle (PDF), focused on mutual support and healing for survivors. The program is also available as a Word document.

General Resources

Interdependence Day

Intercultural Competency PowerPoint PDFs

Beloved Community Resources

Beloved Community is an ancient story already alive in our hearts and bones when we are born. It is passed down to us through our ancestors. It is not a story we “make up” but a story we “re-member.” It is the story of our brilliance, our beauty, our power, our giftedness. Ours and each others. Ours and other earth creatures. Ours and the elements. This brilliance, this beauty, this power, this giftedness is alive in everything.

Beloved Community is honored and lived into when:

  • we make covenant together and live that covenant faithfully and joyfully.
  • we participate with each other through experiences of loss, longing, pain, joy and wonder;
  • we share the truth about our lives and know that our truth is heard and understood;
  • we receive each person as a gift from Spirit and make a place for them;
  • we give expression to our feelings and gratefully receive others’ expression of theirs;
  • we assume wholeness even in the midst of brokenness;
  • we carefully work through knots of confusion and disagreement in order to learn what we can never know alone;

We experience Beloved Community whenever and wherever individuals, groups and institutions choose connection, individuality, creativity and mindfulness over separation, individualism, destruction and denial. Beloved Community rests in the awareness that—all evidence to the contrary—we belong to one another.

See the BetheLove.net website for inspirational Blogs, Reframes on Justice MinistryActivismRank, and Small Group Justice Ministry

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