Dear Members and Friends of the MidAmerica Region of the UUA,
The past few weeks have been difficult for many across the Unitarian Universalist community. We have all struggled, as pain resulting from patterns of institutional racism and the impact of white supremacy within our Association has been laid bare, reflecting our failure to live up to our covenant, our values, and our commitment to creating the beloved community.
As difficult as this time has been, I believe that it represents a watershed moment for our denomination.
The MidAmerica Region will be holding our Regional Assembly in a few weeks, April 28th-30th, 2017. Unitarian Universalist from across our 13 state region will be gathering in Oak Brook, IL. This offers us an opportunity to come together and begin this important work. I believe it starts with listening. With that in mind, I, and the MidAmerica Region Board, would like to offer an hour-long listening circle opportunity on Friday, April 28th, prior to Regional Assembly, at 4:00 PM. I invite any and all who wish to come, hear one another, hold each other’s pain; not looking to agree, but to understand and begin to see our way forward. We will hold this circle in the Westchester Room of the conference center at the Oak Brook Marriott.
I look forward to being with you in Oak Brook, in a few weeks. Thank you for your work and your commitment to building a better way.
In faith & hope,
MidAmerica Region of the UUA
You do not have to be registered for Regional Assembly to participate in the Listening Circle. We would, however, appreciate an RSVP: