Wherever I go this year, leaders are telling me stories of what their congregations are doing to address issues of race and class. From film series to book groups to newly formed congregational task forces to deal with issues of oppression, the actions of UU congregations tell me that the 2006 responsive resolution [on race and class] was speaking to a real hunger in congregational life. This is a good time to build understanding and acquire competencies that UU congregations require to become truly inclusive communities. — Gini Courter, Moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Participants apply their evolving understanding and practice of multicultural competence, working in groups to create skits.
Before leading this workshop, review the accessibility guidelines in the program Introduction under Integrating All Participants.
This workshop will:
- Provide practice to help participants develop the consciousness and skills to engage and support the wider congregation to move toward becoming a multiracial, multicultural faith community and to sustain that motion over time.
- Practice the consciousness and skills needed to build and grow a multiracial, multicultural congregation.