This is the 6th in a series of webinars on social justice created in partnership between Minnesota UU Social Justice Advocacy and the MidAmerica Region. Learn how to help your congregation be both resilient and grounded in your social justice work.
From a young age, our children and youth are learning what being a Unitarian Universalist means—not just in theory, but in practice. In this webinar, we will talk with experts in the field of religious education and faith development about how justice-making can be a primary pedagogical tool and spiritual practice for children and youth in our Unitarian Universalist congregations. We will pay special attention to faith formation and identity development for children and youth of color, as well as LGBTQIA+ young people.
Executive Director of the Minnesota UU Justice Alliance, Rev. Ashley Horan and Statewide Organizer, Pastor Danny Givens will help all our congregations prepare themselves better for social justice work.
MidAmerica Region Youth MidWest Leadership School - July 15-21, 2018, Luther College, Decorah Iowa https://www.mwls.org/youth
Welcoming Children to Church advice, handout http://www.churchmarketingsucks.com/2016/05/welcoming-children-church/
Cindy Beal’s post about welcoming children in congregation: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeandPeaceConsulting/posts/1935081790067515
Open and closing readings from Ten-Second Rainshowers: Poems by Young People, compiled by Sandford Lyne, https://www.amazon.com/Ten-Second-Rainshowers-Poems-Young-People/dp/0689801130
How do our UU congregations move from charity approach to social justice to solidarity approach? What does that mean, anyway? Minnesota UU Social Justice Advocacy Executive Director leads a conversation about this with social justice partners.
Links to Articles Mentioned
Understanding Anti-Semitism: http://jfrej.org/understanding-antisemitism-an-offering-to-our-movement/
UU White Supremacy Teach In Resources: http://www.blacklivesuu.com/uuwhitesupremacyteachin/
White Supremacy Culture, Jones and Okun: http://www.cwsworkshop.org/PARC_site_B/dr-culture.html
Skin in the Game: How Antisemitism Animates White Nationalism: https://www.politicalresearch.org/2017/06/29/skin-in-the-game-how-antisemitism-animates-white-nationalism/