Commissioned by a congregation in need of resources to hold its members in covenant as they learned how race and ethnicity shapes their spiritual and social lives, Beloved Conversations: Meditations on Race and Ethnicity is now serving more than 140 UU, Jewish and Quaker congregations across the United States. Using a small-group ministry format, the curriculum creates a supportive space for congregants to talk about their own experiences, while identifying places where growth is necessary. As an instrument of faith formation, it offers participants a chance to rediscover the sacred and important presence of compassion, grace, risk-taking, vulnerability, and the healing joy when cross-racial relationships are reconciled. In addition, the curriculum’s third edition (2017) offers real-time faith formation resources explicitly for People of Color, as well as organizational support for making institutional change.
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