Coming in 2023! The Unitarian Universalist Common Read: Mistakes and Miracles: Congregations on the Road to Multiculturalism
The UU Common Read builds community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared platform for reflection and a shared focus for action. A Common Read can take us on a powerful faith journey as we explore what it means to be human and accountable in a pain-filled world.
Authors Nancy Palmer Jones and Karin Lin—a white minister and a lay person of color—explored five UU congregations' journeys toward Beloved Community. They shared the joy, disappointment, and growth these congregations found.
As we enter a Common Read of this book, we find ourselves receiving its report with a changed spirit, an urgent need, and perhaps new hope for multiculturalism and antiracism work in our congregations and our movement.
Today, UU faith communities are grappling with a charge to dismantle white supremacy in ourselves, our communities and our world. What lessons and inspiration can we find in Mistakes and Miracles to guide our striving for Beloved Community, today?
What: Adult Baja 4 RE class open to all those age 18 or over
Who: Teams of 3 – 6 members from the Baja 4 congregations
When: Register your team in January 2023. Classes via Zoom on the four Friday afternoons of February 2023
Preparation: Form your congregational team and read Mistakes and Miracles
Questions: Steve Kraynak @ UU Church of Tucson –
Mistakes and Miracles can be purchased from InSpirit, the UUA Book and Gift Shop at https://www.uuabookstore.org/Mistakes-and-Miracles-P18521.aspx