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Monday, June 11, 2007

This week at Steps toward diversity.

As the General Assembly approaches, Don Skinner and Tom Stites report on congregational efforts to understand and encourage racial, cultural, and class diversity in Unitarian Universalism. This year's GA marks the tenth anniversary of a resolution committing the UUA to "comprehensive institutionalization of anti-racism and multi-culturalism." UUA President William G. Sinkford writes that the UUA has been presented with a real opportunity to embrace diversity in the large number of people of color who are currently preparing for UU ministry; he introduces a plan to develop ministry opportunities for them by working with select congregations that are committed to becoming multicultural churches.

In the news, Jane Greer writes that two New England districts of the UUA have approved plans to consolidate. At their April meetings, the New Hampshire-Vermont District and the Northeast District (made up of Maine congregations) voted to merge; the consolidation with take effect in July 2008. Sonja Cohen tracks another week of Unitarian Universalists in the media for's news blog.

Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 11 June 2007 at 7:48 AM

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June 11, 2007 10:34 AM | Permalink for this comment

Has First Unitarian in San Jose, CA, been consulted how they managed to be multicultural and what happened to the Spanish Ministries there? That feedback might be more helpful than one hundred committees, statements, and board resolutions.

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