Beloved Conversations is a program for Unitarian Universalists seeking to embody racial justice as a spiritual practice…in order to heal the impact of racism on our lives, and to get free together.
UFP piloted this powerful program for Canada last fall, and we hoped to be able to offer it again this year. Well, because of COVID, Beloved Conversations has gone virtual!
This new version of the program will be released in three phases; the first phase, “Within”, is open for registration now (UNTIL SEPT 25!), and focuses on the internal work that each of us needs to do as we engage racial justice. This work is different for White folks and for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) and will be done entirely in race-based caucuses.
Within work will include 6 online Lessons, using videos, music, and readings, accompanied by reflection prompts and suggested conversations; 6 bi-weekly small group conversations in a Learning Pod; and 4 larger, monthly, facilitated Meaning-Making Sessions on Zoom. (Learning pods of 4-5 people can be set up within our congregation, among other Canadians, or in a randomly selected group.)
The cost for the fall term is $150US; in the interest of equity, Canadians are offered a coupon code to bring the cost close to $150CDN. For all the information and to register, visit https://bcvirtual.meadville.edu/. Use the coupon code: BCVFALL2020CANADIAN.
And please talk to Rev. Julie if you have questions, need financial assistance, or if you’d like to connect with other UFP participants.