First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Respond to the Call of UUs of Color for #WhiteSupremacyTeachIn#

April 26, 2017
Dear Members and Friends,

UUs of color have called on all of us "to look critically within our faith communities at our hiring practices, power dynamics, and cultural habits to see how racism and sexism still live." Please join me and other UUs in taking seriously this call and showing up for the #WhiteSupremacyTeachIn# this Sunday, April 30, at 10:30 AM.

This event will be a worship service, drawing from readings, music, and experiences of people of color. We will strive to approach our time together with a spirit of humility, curiosity, and love. The deep conversations and spiritual work around racism that our congregation has committed itself to over the past few years has prepared us to participate whole-heartedly and with open minds in this UU-wide event. 

Those UUs leading this effort at the national level know that the term “White supremacy” is a provocative one that "conjures up images of hoods and mobs." They explain that: "in 2017, actual 'white supremacists' are not required in order to uphold white supremacist culture. Building a faith full of people who understand that key distinction is essential as we work toward a more just society in difficult political times."

Yours in faith and love,
Rev. Sandra Fees