I would like to express deepest appreciation to Judith A. Frediani and Sarah Gibb Millspaugh for believing in this theological project from its very inception. Deepest gratitude to Gail Forsyth-Vail for her wise judgment and keen critiques as I worked through early drafts of this program. Very special thanksgiving goes to the Rev. Constance L. Grant, who read numerous early drafts of each of these workshops and offered advice, critique, editing, and ongoing collegial, unswerving support to steer this workshop series home to the hearts and minds of our beloved Unitarian Universalist community. Enormous thanks to librarians Laura K. Whitney, Michelle A. Gauthier, and Gloria J. Korsman at Harvard Divinity School Andover-Harvard Theological Library, whose graciousness and steadfast assistance enabled me to dive deeply into our Unitarian and Universalist theological history. And finally heartfelt praise to my partner, the Rev. Naomi King, whose steadfast belief in my work enabled me to begin and stay the course of this intense two-year theology project.
— Reverend Dr. Thandeka