LIGHT in Service to the World

The Leadership Institute for Growth, Healing, and Transformation (LIGHT) at Meadville Lombard Theological School equips communities and leaders with tools for personal and social transformation.

Rooted in our heritage as Unitarian Universalists, the Institute:

  • Centers personal and communal growth and healing, supports the dismantling of oppressive systems, and the transformation of society, and enriches theological imagination through non-degree bearing lifelong learning, including certificates, micro-credentials, trainings, and workshops on a broad range of topics.
  • Equips lay and ordained religious leaders with the practical know-how and know-what for life-giving ministry.
  • Designs transformative educational experiences for vocational and spiritual growth using a lens of justice, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Builds a strong community of lifelong learners who share the same commitments.

Our values shape the world we want to see. Make yours come alive with LIGHT.

Dr. Kate Lassiter, Sr. Director of Lifelong Learning who leads LIGHT, talks about the importance of lifelong learning

Support LIGHT

We have grand visions for what LIGHT can be to people of faith walking in the way of liberation, healing, and justice, but building takes resources. Your gift through a one-time or recurring donation is essential to make LIGHT's programs accessible and affordable. Thank you for your generosity.

Fahs Collaborative

The Fahs Collaborative Laboratory for Innovation in Faith Formation is a feisty cohort of religious educators who support people in living meaningful, socially conscious, and spiritually grounded lives. Our curriculum catalogue includes Beloved Conversations, Creating Theology Together, Sophia Fahs Sunday, and We Who Defy Hate.