January Learning Convocation 2014: Beauty, Power, Authority
October 10, 2013Power is fundamentally a relational dynamic: wherever two or more are gathered, the issue of power is present. Though Unitarian Universalism rejects some of the traditional religious forms of authority (such as church hierarchy, creeds, and canonical scriptures) power dynamics are inevitable in any human institution. Power structures exist within congregations, in the balance between ministerial and congregational authority, between ministers themselves, among different congregations, and between congregations and the UUA.
This convocation will examine power as a multifaceted phenomenon. We will:
Join us January 10, 2014. Our faculty will guide you through a session on aesthetic integration of beauty and a small group conversations on an exploration of authority in congregational life. The Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed will present models of ministerial collegiality and then facilitate small groups.
We will all also enjoy keynotes from the following perspectives:
Click here for a detailed schedule. If you are interested in joining us for the Prospective Student Seminar in conjunction with this event, contact Justine D Urbikas. All other inquiries contact Tina Porter for more information.