Colin Bossen

Full name: Rev. Colin Bossen

Rev. Colin Bossen

The Rev. Colin Bossen is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at Harvard University. He is a graduate of Meadville-Lombard Theological School, was ordained by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach in 2007 and served as minister of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland, Ohio, from 2007 to 2012. He writes at Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer.

Colin is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist and a longtime social justice activist. He is a co-founder of the human rights and indigenous solidarity organization Colectivos de Apoyo, Solidaridad y Accion and a veteran of union organizing efforts in several cities. Colin is the co-author, with Dawn Starr Borchelt, of The Bridging Program (UUA, 2004). He, his wife Sara, and their two children live in the Coventry neighborhood of Cleveland Heights.

From Colin Bossen

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Unitarians and Universalists haven’t always challenged white supremacy. Sometimes they’ve championed it.

By Colin Bossen | June 1, 2018 | From Ideas
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, History, Race/Ethnicity, UU History, Anti-Racism

What is the 'gospel' Unitarian Universalists have to share with migrants and deportees on their often forced and dehumanizing journeys?

By Colin Bossen | February 1, 2015 | From UU World
Tagged as: Justice, Spiritual Practice, UU Theology, Personal Inspiration, Social Justice

From the forthcoming Tapestry of Faith program, A History of Unitarian Universalist Resistance and Transformation. The involvement of Unitarian Universalist clergy and laypeople in the series of civil rights marches in and between Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965 is often regarded as a...

Handout | By Colin Bossen, Julia Hamilton | December 10, 2011 | For Adults | From Building the World We Dream About
Tagged as: Adult Faith Development, Race/Ethnicity, Racial Justice

Grounded in the belief that even "failures" in our history can be instructive, the Resistance and Transformation program presents the ongoing struggle of the Unitarian Universalist tradition to live up to its ever-evolving ideals of social transformation.

Curriculum | By Colin Bossen, Julia Hamilton | October 27, 2011 | For Adults | From Resistance and Transformation

Suffering is not redemptive; we must take human responsibility for eradicating it.

By Colin Bossen | July 18, 2010 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Suffering, UU Theology

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