Learn More About Beloved Conversations, Virtual

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Register by February 26; Session begins March 16

Beloved Conversations is a program for Unitarian Universalists seeking to embody racial justice as a spiritual practice. In Beloved Conversations, we are here to heal the impact of racism on our lives, in order to get free together.

Members of UUC share about their experiences in Beloved Conversations Virtual: 

I attended Beloved Conversations Virtual this fall with three other UUC members as a part of our “learning pod.” This has been a great opportunity for me to further engage in understanding my role in white supremacy culture and how I can work to dismantle it. It has been challenging, humbling, and full of love and life. I now have allies in the congregation to help me step up and challenge racism and white supremacy culture in our congregation and beyond.

Brooke Lather-McElligot

I could say so many positive things about this challenging and rewarding program, Beloved Conversations Virtual. I found the learning pod meetings and meaning making sessions especially helpful. In our last pod meeting our small group decided to stay in contact, meeting occasionally online to share our continuing concerns and efforts. Yet, for me, the ultimate takeaway is the renewed hope for antiracism in my life and heart, a hope that extends to our congregation and communities.

Steve Johnson

At UUC, close to 70 people have participated in Beloved Conversations in two different cohorts. Meeting the realities of social distancing, the Fahs Collaborative have reimagined the Beloved Conversations program to be offered virtually. The first session of this online program was this past fall. Twenty UUC members participated online, joining over 1,200 UUs from across the country!

Registration is open for the Spring Session. Please do consider being part of this transformative program. If cost is prohibitive to your participation, please email Rev. Beth Chronister about the possibility of UUC support. 

Register here: https://www.meadville.edu/fahs-collaborative/fahs-curriculum-catalogue/beloved-conversations/