Unleashing courageous leadership and collective power
to realize a just and loving world.
How do the history, values, and theology of our Unitarian Universalist tradition compel us to work for justice? How can we show up as powerful, accountable partners in wider movements for justice? How do we plant, nurture, resource, and sustain effective, engaging social justice ministries that both tend our souls and help transform the world?
Whether your congregation has a long, powerful history of multi-faceted social justice work within and beyond your own walls, or you are just getting started and don't know where to begin, this workshop is for you. We will hear from Unitarian Universalist voices experienced in social justice ministry across generations and in multiple contexts; spend time in breakout sessions for youth, religious educators, and congregational social justice leaders; and reflect together on how we can build the skills and the spiritual grounding required to show up as effective, faithful, accountable partners with broader movements for justice.
Join MUUSJA and the MidAmerica Region of the UUA for this co-sponsored workshop, open to youth and adults from anywhere in the MidAmerica Region.
12:00-1:00pm: Casual Lunch and Networking
1:00-2:00pm: "Called to Connection: Unitarian Universalist Voices on Identity, Interdependence and Innovation in Social Justice Ministry" - Opening Worship and Panel Discussion
2:00-3:15pm: Breakout Sessions, including tracks for Congregational Social Justice Leaders (lay & clergy), Youth (7th-12th Grades), and Religious Educators
3:15-3:45pm: "Our Deep Gladness & The World's Deep Hunger" - Moderated Discussion and Reflections from Breakout Sessions
3:45-4:00pm: Closing Worship