Registration for our Fall Term of WITHIN begins on June 22 (during the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly) and closes on August 26, 2022. The Fall Term will begin on September 12, 2022, and runs through the beginning of December.
We are not currently accepting new applications for our AMONG program for 2022/2023. As we consider creative solutions and partnerships to preserve the excellence, impact, and financial sustainability of AMONG, we anticipate reopening the application process for the 2023/2024 church year and look forward to welcoming new congregations into the program at that time.
Beloved Conversations is a program for people seeking to embody racial justice as a spiritual practice. Our program is grounded in Unitarian Universalism, developed and offered by the Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard Theological School, and open to all learners. 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. In 2020, we reimagined the program for an expanded audience, with the greater accessibility and reach of a virtual platform.
Designed and intended for Unitarian Universalists, with many updated and improved new features, this curriculum offers:
More than 2,500 people from all over the United States, Canada, and the world have participated in Beloved Conversations Virtual in our first years of these new programs. In Gathering Our Selves, BIPOC UUs are building community and focusing on their spiritual needs. In Un/Learning for Liberation, white UUs are learning the spiritual skills necessary for eradicating white supremacy culture in themselves and in our wider systems. And in Among, congregational leaders are identifying ways that the systems and cultures of their congregations do not align with our Unitarian Universalist values and are working to transform them. It's collective liberation in action!