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Building the World We Dream About: For Young Adults

A Tapestry of Faith Program for Adults

© 2012

Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults is specifically tailored to the experiences of young adults whose life situations and congregational involvement are somewhat fluid. The program, while largely derived from the materials, activities, process, and vision of the original program, takes into account the generational experiences of young adults, both cultural and technological, and includes new material which represents the voices and experiences of young adult Unitarian Universalists. This version does not assume that participants are part of the same congregation, or indeed, any congregation. Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults offers a process by which young adults can engage in honest and open conversations about race, better understand their own ethnic and racial identity and journey, and learn the practical skills they need to in their own lives right now as they make their way in an increasingly multicultural world.

Congregations and groups considering this program are encouraged to check out the support resources from the Multicultural Growth and Witness staff group, which offers tailored support for program facilitators and congregational/group leaders. The original congregational Building the World We Dream About is also available online.

About the Author

  • Mark A. Hicks, Ed.D. is the Angus MacLean Professor of Religious Education at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. Formerly a professor of educational transformation, he holds a doctorate degree in philosophy and education and a master's degree in adult development in higher education, both from...

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