The UUA Common Read for 2022-23 is Mistakes and Miracles: Congregations on the Road to Multiculturalism (Skinner House Books, 2019). In this book, co-authors Nancy Palmer Jones and Karin Lin—a white minister and a lay person of color—explore five UU congregations' journeys toward Beloved Community and share the joy, disappointment, and growth these congregations found.
Today, UU congregations are grappling with a charge to dismantle white supremacy in ourselves, our communities, and our world. As we enter a Common Read of this book, we find ourselves receiving its report with a changed spirit and an urgent need for multiculturalism and antiracism work in our congregations and our movement.
This discussion guide invites Unitarian Universalist congregations and groups to engage deeply with the stories of others who have chosen a faithful path and struggled along the way. If you would like to facilitate this Common Read and/or promote it in your faith community, please start with the section, "Using This Guide."