Registration for the Fall 2021 Term of Beloved Conversations Virtual: Within has been extended! It is now open through September 14, 2021. The Fall Within Programming will begin on September 21 and run through mid-December, 2021.
Registration for Beloved Conversations Virtual: Within+ Exploration Stations will begin October 1, 2021, and continue on through the year. The Exploration Stations are accessible for 3 months after registration, for exploring at your own pace.
Beloved Conversations—the signature offering of The Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard Theological School—is a program for Unitarian Universalists seeking to embody racial justice as a spiritual practice. In Beloved Conversations, we are here to heal the impact of racism on our lives, in order to get free together.
We are proud that our traditional, in-person version of Beloved Conversations has been offered in more than 250 congregations across the continent over the past decade and are grateful that so many communities have made our program a part of their faith formation and social justice work. We have always hoped to expand our program out further and to create an online version, for increased accessibility, and to include folks for whom our in-person program was not a good fit. In that spirit...
Designed and intended for Unitarian Universalists, with many updated and improved new features, this curriculum offers:
More than 2,000 people participated in the Within Phase in our first year of Beloved Conversations Virtual! The Gathering Our Selves programs brought together more than 250 BIPOC UUs to build community and focus on their spiritual needs! In Un/Learning for Liberation, more than 1800 white UUs learned spiritual skills for eradicating white supremacy in themselves and their culture! Collectively, we were from 8 Canadian provinces, 41 US states + DC, and 4 countries! And who KNOWS how many time zones, cause time zones are wacky.
We are looking forward to a new year of programming, learning, and community building towards collective liberation!