BUILDING THE WORLD WE DREAM ABOUT, a curriculum developed by Dr. Mark Hicks, Angus MacLean Professor of Religious Education at Meadville Lombard UU Theological School
Facilitated by Rev. Sandra Fees
Meets monthly January-June 2013 (with option to continue in Fall 2013)***
We need a place to dream together, to get into what has been kept unknown. Dreaming means flowing with the unknown river of community.
— Arnold Mindell, American physicist, psychotherapist, writer, and founder of Process Oriented Psychology
The spiritual work of building a multicultural community begins with the transformation of the individual and relationships within community. The goal of the Unitarian Universalist program BUILDING THE WORLD WE DREAM ABOUT is to develop new habits and ways of being that build the multicultural beloved community we dream about. The program fosters open and honest conversations about racism and oppression. These conversations can be difficult, and even divisive, because most of us believe we are willing to discuss racism but also have unstated fears about what will arise when we begin to share our experiences.
BUILDING THE WORLD WE DREAM ABOUT provides a mechanism to grapple with the complexity of our multiracial world, confront ill-formed assumptions, and find new ways to address racism and oppression. All of this is important spiritual work and therefore incorporates spiritual practices of sharing, listening, truth-telling, meditation, and worship.
***In an effort to best accommodate interested individuals and based on feedback about scheduling conflicts, the specific dates will be selected based on the schedules of registrants. To register, sign up in the Gerber Room, send email to email@example.com or call 610-763-3375. You will need to indicate your availability for these dates:
3rd Tuesdays 7-9 PM, beginning Jan. 15
4th Wednesdays 7-9 PM, beginning Jan. 23
3rd Fridays 7-9 PM, beginning Jan 18
March Lunch Bunch