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What resources and strategies have been helpful in engaging your congregation? Have you encountered resistance as you’ve tried to engage your congregation in the conversation? What additional resources would you find helpful in your congregational work? Join the conversations about congregational involvement with the Movement for Black Lives and Black Lives Matter with ARE's Fall Webinar Series!
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What's New at ARE?
Thanks to all who participated in webinars, GA, debriefs, vigils, and conversations to contribute ideas to the discussions we've had over the last few months! With your help, themes emerged that we on the ARE Steering Committee will be taking action on throughout this next year: Support, Resources, and Connection.
If you have not yet read and signed on to support the Movement for Black Lives’ Vision for Black Lives policy platform, which ARE endorses, we encourage you to do so. We look forward to being in conversation with you to see how we can better respond to this powerful call to action, both together and individually, inside and outside our UU faith communities.
Thanks to all who signed up to participate in Monthly Support Calls! Organizing emails went out earlier today and we will be beginning the calls in November. Yes! That's right around the corner!
Clergy calls will be on Wednesdays, and Laity calls will be on Thursdays & Sundays. If there is enough interest, Seminarian calls will be on Tuesdays. Details will be posted and emailed early next week.
Thanks also, to all those who offered to join the Education & Resources Team! We'll start meeting next week as well, and will be working on some challenging new resources for UU anti-racist practice. If you're interested in joining this great group, please send us an email and we'll add you to the list.
No doubt, our meetings and the conference this coming weekend will lead us to still more ways ARE can support Unitarian Universalists working toward racial justice. We are truly privileged to be in this struggle together, and look forward to connecting with you soon!
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