Words & Action and the Civil Rights Movement

Would you like to deepen your understanding of race relations within the Unitarian and Universalist movement? How did our spoken words correspond to our actions before and during the civil rights movement?  Those questions are explored in The Selma Awakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism by Mark D. Morrison-Reed. Reverend Dr. Morrison-Reed is a scholar of African-American UU history and the coordinator of the UU Sankofa Archives at Mead Lombard Theological School in Chicago.  “The word Sankofa means looking to the past in order to move forward into the future, and that summarizes the purpose of this collection. In bringing together the history of the people of color and Hispanic descent who have made Unitarian   Universalism their home, it is preparing liberal religion for a multicultural future.” (http://www.meadville.edu/unitarian-universalist-sankofa-archive).

 There is a prepared study guide available from the UUA. That guide is set up for 5-6 weeks, but can be adjusted. We will order copies of the book from the UUA Bookstore. If you are interested in joining this group to start in April, please let me know. A day and time will be determined.

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