The Reverend Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley (1949-2006)
Coworker for justice, mentor, and friend.
The work you did spoke for you.
We gratefully acknowledge the use of the following material.
"Mattering and Marginality" is adapted from an exercise developed by Dr. L. Lee Knefelkamp described in "Integrating Jewish Issues Into the Teaching of Psychology," by Evelyn Torton Beck, Julie L. Goldberg, and L. Lee Knefelkamp. It is Chapter 17 inTeaching Gender and Multicultural Awareness, Phyllis Bronstein and Kathryn Quina, editors (Washington, DC: APA Press, 2003).
"Telling" is used with the permission of Laura Hershey. For more information about Laura's poetry and other writing, go to her website.
The Serial Testimony protocol is used with permission of its author, Dr. Peggy McIntosh, founder and co-director, National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project on Inclusive Curriculum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.
"The Way It Is," by William Safford, is from The Way It Is: New and Selected Poems, copyright 1998 by the Estate of William Stafford. Reprinted with the permission of Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"It feels like We are eyeing one another across a great divide," by Rev. Alicia Forde.
Mediations of the Heart, by Howard Thurman (excerpt), copyright 1953, 1981 by Anne Thurman. Reprinted by permission of Beacon Press, Boston, Massachusetts.
"Racism and Spiritual Death in the United States of America," a sermon delivered by the Rev. Joshua Mason Pawelek at the Unitarian Universalist Society: East, Manchester, Connecticut, on January 15, 2006.
"Two Kinds of Intelligence," by Jellaludin Rumi, translated by Dr. William C. Chittick and published in The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1983).
"Not Somewhere Else, But Here" is excerpted from an essay by Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, originally published in Soul Work: Anti-Racist Theologies in Dialogue , edited by Marjorie Bowers-Wheatley and Nancy Palmer Jones, 171-98 (Boston: Skinner House Books, 2003).
"Whiteness Defined," Dr. Gregory Jay, Professor of English, University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee, March 17, 2005.
"Instructions for the Journey," by Pat Schneider, in Another River: New and Selected Poems, Amherst Writers and Artists Press, 2005.
"Living Wide Open" is excerpted from I Will Not Die an Unlived Life, by Dawna Markova. Copyright (C) 2000 Dawna Markova with permission from, Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC, #1-800-423-7087.
"Theology and Anti-racism: Latino and Latina Perspectives" is excerpted from an essay written by Patricia Jimenez, originally published in Soul Work: Anti-racist Theologies in Dialogue, edited by Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley and Nancy Palmer Jones, 43 (Boston: Skinner House, 2003).
"Parents Shouldn't Take Their Children's Race Personally," by Joseph Santos-Lyons fromThe Arc of the Universe is Long (Boston: Skinner House, 2009). This was broadcast on KBOO 90.7 in Portland, Oregon, on July 19, 2006.
"We Are One," by Rev. Peter Morales, originally published in A People So Bold: Theology and Ministry for Unitarian Universalists, edited by John Gibb Millspaugh (Boston: Skinner House, 2010).
"Come Ye Disconsolate," by Taquiena Boston, originally published in A People So Bold: Theology and Ministry for Unitarian Universalists, edited by John Gibb Millspaugh (Boston: Skinner House, 2010).
"Ask Me," by William Stafford, is from The Way It Is: New and Selected Poems. Copyright 1977, 1998 by the Estate of William Stafford. Reprinted with the permission of Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"Chrysalis," by Alla Bozarth, Julia Barkley, and Terri Hawthorne, from Stars in Your Bones: Emerging Signposts on Our Spiritual Journeys (St. Cloud, Minnesota: North Star Press, 1990).
"God Beyond Borders," poem by Kathy Galloway, in Maker's Blessing (Wild Goose Publications, 2000). Permission requested.
"What Will We Be and For Whom?" by Kat Liu, originally published in A People So Bold: Theology and Ministry for Unitarian Universalists, edited by John Gibb Millspaugh (Boston: Skinner House, 2010).
"The Fountain" by Denise Levertov, from Poems 1960-1967, copyright (C) 1961 by Denise Levertov. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.
"Russell," by Rev. Jose Ballester, UUA Board Liaison, Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee.
"Cummings' Identity Map" was originally published in the 2008 dissertation "An Educational Model of Pastoral Care to Support Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Unitarian Universalist Congregations" by Rev. Dr. Monica Cummings. It was adapted from P. A. Hays, "Addressing the Complexities of Culture and Gender in Counseling," in Journal of Counseling and Development 74 (March/April 1996), 332-38; copyright American Counseling Association.
"Perspective on Music and Cultural Appropriation," by Rev. Jason Shelton, was originally published on the UUA website.
"Report examines racism, youth at 2005 General Assembly," by Tom Stites and Christopher L. Walton, from UU World online, February 6, 2006, reprinted with permission from UU World. Copyright 2006 Unitarian Universalist Association.
"The Bridge Poem," by Donna Kate Rushin. Permission requested.
"Kindness," by Naomi Shihab Nye, from Words Under the Words: Selected Poems (Far Corner Books. Portland, OR, 1995). Used with permission.
"Not by Ourselves Alone," by Rev. Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley, Birmingham Lecture, delivered March 8, 2002 in Birmingham, Alabama, at the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association Convocation. Used with permission of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association.
"If you are who you were," by Erik Walker Wikstrom.
"The Destiny of Diversity" is excerpted from a sermon written by Rev. Fred Small and delivered at First Parish in Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 6, 2009.
"For religion to be significant," by Rev. Dr. Mark L. Belletini, is from a sermon delivered October 14, 2007.