Lenore Bajare-Dukes

Full name: Lenore Bajare-Dukes (she/her)

Congregational Life Staff

Central East Region in Congregational Life

Email: LBajare-Dukes@uua.org

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Lenore Bajare-Dukes (she/her) is a facilitator, educator, and lifelong Unitarian Universalist. Prior to working with the Central East Region, she served as a lifespan religious educator in central PA, a coming-home to her spiritual community as part of a career in conflict transformation.

Lenore holds a M.A. in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University, where she focused on organizational change and systemic peacebuilding. Throughout her conflict work globally and in U.S. communities, she focuses on designing and hosting spaces for people to gather in community to share their stories, grapple with complex truths, seek trauma-informed connection, and imagine vibrant futures. Lenore's prior experience includes designing and supporting peacebuilding programs in post-revolutionary Tunisia; co-teaching courses on truth-telling, racial healing, and restorative justice; and serving as a collaborating producer with the award-winning documentary radio project "Two Years: Diaries of a Divided Nation."

Lenore's spiritual practice is Playback Theatre: accompanying individuals and communities in sharing stories and witnessing as they are "played back" in ritual, song, and story. She loves baking bread, re-learning how to play with her young child, and learning languages.

From Lenore Bajare-Dukes

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It got me thinking. What if we just went into all meetings assuming a toddler would be present?

By Lenore Bajare-Dukes | February 26, 2024 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Building Community, Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership Development

At this time of year – a cold bite to the air, long dark nights – I feel a deep, almost primal impulse to huddle around a hearth-fire, spending time with people dear to me.

By Lenore Bajare-Dukes | November 20, 2023 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Building Community

As the newest member of the Central East team, serving as Primary Contact for approximately 40 congregations in parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delmarva, and Greater Baltimore, I was reflecting on how to introduce myself. And as I come most recently to this work from serving as a lifespan...

By Lenore Bajare-Dukes | May 22, 2023 | From Better Together
Tagged as: UUA Districts & Regions, UUA Staff

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