This spring, a controversy about racism, both institutional and internalized, has embroiled the Unitarian Universalist Association. Many of our denominational leaders, including the President of the UUA, have resigned. And in just 10 days, Unitarian Universalists from all over the country will gather in New Orleans for our annual General Assembly, where a new President and other leaders will be elected. We will try to heal, and move forward – together.
All this occurs in the context of a difficult denominational history around race, power, and privilege – and of course in a national context of intersectionality where each day civil rights are threatened, black lives are under attack, and explicitly racist, white supremacist rhetoric and actions abound. Our Senior Minister will seek to make some sense of it all this morning, and call us into loving, listening relationship. Our Choir will also sing, for the final time before their summer break.
A related documentary film, “Wilderness Journey,” which details the UUA’s so-called Black Empowerment Controversy of the late 1960s and early 1970s, will be shown this evening at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Room. All are encouraged to continue the conversation – and the journey toward wholeness and healing – by attending this important evening gathering.
Worship Associate: Karen Rush.