The Unitarian Universalism That Does Not Yet Exist

Shirley Chisholm was asked why she, a Black woman, was running for president: "You don't have a chance. Why are you doing that?" And she said, "Because I am in love with the America that does not yet exist," and that's how Unitarian Universalism is also. I'm in love with the Unitarian Universalism that does not yet exist. But I have to hold both the love for that thing and the love for the reality. It does not yet exist. It will probably not exist in my lifetime. I don't think it will in that of my children, but I can't deny my love for it. You know, wanting to be there in that struggle. That's why I'm fighting.

in Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry (p.77)

About the Author

Natalie Fenimore

Rev. Dr. Natalie Fenimore is the Minister for Lifespan Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, NY; the former president of the Liberal Religious Educators Association and former vice president of the Star King School for the Ministry Board of...

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Centering Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry

By Mitra Rahnema

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A joint project of CARM and Skinner House Books, Centering is the first book to center the stories, analysis, and insight of Unitarian Universalists of color offering their religious leadership. Pre-order now! Books are due to arrive at our warehouse on 5/26/17.

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