We are called to create multicultural, multiracial congregations that minister to each rising generation in a changing American society. The following programs scheduled for this GA will help us on the journey.

UU Leaders speaking on ARAOMC at GA
Rev. Peter Morales, Rev. Dr. Qiyamah Rahman, Rev. Rob Hardies, Gini Courter, Janice Marie Johnson, Rev. Dr. Fred Muir, Rev. Deborah Holder and Rev. Marlin Lavanhar

Crossing Borders: Congregational Ministry in Immigrant Communities
As our nation becomes more multicultural, our congregations have a role to play in building bridges and welcoming our neighbors.  UUA President Peter Morales and leaders from Unitarian Universalist congregations share inspiration and learnings from partnering with immigrant communities.  Learn how your congregation can engage in this ministry of hospitality.
Rev. Peter Morales
Deb Rogers
Walt Staton

Creating a Multicultural Future: The Question of Governance
As we build a religious community that includes the many cultures of our land, we are also called to examine how the governance of our congregations and Association aids or hampers that effort. We will examine the question of governance practices through an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and multicultural lens.
Gini Courter
Rev. Leslie Takahashi Morris
Rev. Clyde Grubbs
Rev. Hope Johnson

Accessibility, Theology and Justice
The inherent worth and dignity of every person means that Unitarian Universalist congregations must make themselves accessible to people with diverse abilities and disabilities.  Congregations on the path to full inclusion with regard to disabilities share their stories about how accessibility is both a theological and justice-based issue.
Rev. Dr. Devorah Greenstein

Governance Transformation from an Anti-Racist, Anti-Oppressive Lens
Informed by Policy Governance and the work of the Fifth Principle Task Force, the UUA Board is considering significant governance changes on the UUA Board, at General Assembly, and in Districts. Join a facilitated conversation on how we incorporate our anti-racist, anti-oppressive values into this work.
Nick Allen
Chuch Wooldridge

Introduction to Racial/Ethnic Caucusing
This program will introduce Multi-ethnic, People of Color and White Allies to Identity Caucusing. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their racial/ethnic identity in a safe supportive environment.  Additionally, this program is designed to empower participants to support their congregation and district in becoming ethnically diverse multicultural faith communities.
Rebecca Swenson
Matthew McHale
Michael Sallwasser
Rev. Dr. Monica Cummings

Mosaic Ministry: Welcoming Youth & Young Adults of Color
The Mosaic Report is the voices of Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults of color describing their experiences and their hopes for Unitarian Universalist ministry.  Learn how to use this report to transform youth and young adult ministry to make it culturally relevant for the 21st century generation.
Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings
Janice Marie Johnson

Multicultural Membership Journey
Often our congregations fragment membership and social justice work, perhaps initiating a social justice or antiracism program, but not changing membership practices in alignment with those justice learnings. We will encourage ever growing awareness toward a shift in understanding, how to change membership practices, and develop competencies of inclusion.
Janice Marie Johnson
Rev. Alicia Forde
Susanna Whitman

Nurturing Community, Building Solidarity
Spiritual growth in the work of personal and social transformation is the increasing ability to live in connection with one another and in active relationship to mission. In the context of diverse, multigenerational religious community, how do we talk about race, class, and privilege in ways that empower, liberating all from prescribed ways of being?
Rev. Deborah Holder

Our Journey Stories: Creating Multiracial and Multicultural Congregations
A unique panel of ministers and laity, leading dynamic multiracial and multicultural congregations and/or doing transformational work on the edge within our movement. They will share the stories of their faith communities and organizations and how they have successfully thrived and survived on the journey toward a more radical diversity.
Rev. Dr. Qiyamah Rahman
Rev. Marlin Lavanhar
Rev. Rob Hardies
Rev. Dr. Fred Muir

Reflecting on Stories of Black UU Women
The black women in Qiyamah Rahman’s stories are representative of the women our congregations yearn to embrace and welcome into their sanctuaries. Understanding the stories and the personalities may facilitate breakthroughs in hospitality and sisterhood.
Rev. Dr. Qiyamah Rahman

Self-Identity…Who Am I?
The search for “cultural identity” is a common issue especially with many People of Color.  Magdalen Hsu-Li is a young adult Asian woman who had dealt with being “out” as a Bi person and dealing with a severe disability, Tourette’s syndrome.  Her experiences are inspirational and spiritual through lecture and song.
Magdalen Hsu-Li
David Yamashita

Speed Bumps, Stalling and Roadside Assistance on the Journey
The road to Beloved Community is bumpy. Obstacles often leave us stranded on the shoulder. Faith calls us onward. The Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee invites you to hear how we’ve overcome past obstacles, look at speed bumps in the road today, and receive tools to keep you moving forward.
Michael Sallwasser
Rev. Wendy von Zirpolo

Strategies for Growing Inclusive, Multicultural Congregations & Ministries
Multicultural congregations are the leading edge of new ministries for new times. Join a dynamic group of leaders sharing their strategies and theological grounding for creating intentionally inclusive, multicultural congregations.  Told from a variety of perspectives that reflect some of the many paths to multiculturalism.
Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones
Rev. Marlin Lavanhar

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