Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Building the World We Dream About: An Anti-racism Multicultural Program

Activity 4: Where Do We Go from Here?

Activity time: 20 minutes

Description of Activity

Introduce the activity with these or similar words:

You have a grasp of some of the issues and challenges inherent in building an antiracist/multicultural community, but these workshops have not yet explored some of the skills and ongoing practices necessary to build and sustain it-a broad set of skills and practices called "cultural competency." We need to each make an honest assessment of our own situation and ability to commit to future workshops. Together, we will decide whether to:

Continue with the remaining 11 workshops and build cultural competency skills and practices;

Take a break from regular workshops for a period of time, and then do the remaining 11 workshops; or

Complete our work in this program at the conclusion of this workshop.

Additionally, we will decide whether and how to support and assist with the formation of new Building the World We Dream About groups in our congregation.

Lead a discussion to consensus about how you will proceed.