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The Promise and the Practice
The Promise and the Practice
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The Promise and the Practice is a turning moment; a choice to listen deeply to the stories in our movement that have not been heard, and taken to heart, by all Unitarian Universalists.

It’s a lamenting of what our Unitarian Universalist tradition and congregations have lost by being—unableor unwilling—to center people of color (or even, at times, to merely include them).

The Promise and the Practice is a celebration of our shared commitment to live into a new chapter in the story of our UU faith.

Our online packet of worship and Religious Education resources (PDF) was sourced, lovingly and courageously, by the following black UU religious professionals, to whom we are deeply grateful:

Viola Abbitt, Rev. Carol Thomas Cissel, DeReau Farrar, Adrian Graham, Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson, Rayla Mattson, Rev. Rebekah Montgomery, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Jae Pema-la Scott, Erica Shadowsong, Connie Simon, and Amanda Thomas.

(Profound thanks as well to UUA Board Trustees Gregory Boyd and Christina Rivera, and to anti-racism coach Julica Hermann de la Fuente for their invaluable assistance and support.)

Learn more about The Promise and the Practice, including information about our $1 million match!

About the Author

  • Erika Hewitt is the UUA's Minister of Worship Arts and Editor of Braver/Wiser , a weekly spirituality series. She also serves as a Unitarian Universalist parish minister and wedding officiant in Maine. Her book of theme-based ministry resources, co-written with educator Becky...

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