Topic: Anti-Racism

Global Swarming

The world seems to be facing multiple crises from war and famine to climate change and the rise of authoritarianism.  Now is not the time to lean into ideologies that “other” people in need.  We need to find ways to work together to save us … read more.

You Break It; You Fix It

Our spiritual theme this month—Restoration and Reparations—invites us to reflect on how we are called to repair the harm – economic, physical, and psychological — caused to BIPOC folks by the many manifestations of systemic racism in American society. How can we find a common-sense … read more.

Fickle Friend the Wind: Trying to Blend In on the Rez

How do current Native American values fit with life on the reservation … before laundromats or computers reached the trading posts on the vast, often remote Navajo Nation?  Through her published anecdotes and accompanying photo exhibit, Dorothy will highlight her experience there as a white teacher … read more.

Exploring Anti-Racism

Since September a group of dedicated UUCC folks has been meeting once a month to talk about structural racism and our role both as individuals and a faith community in dismantling systems of oppression. Please join them this Sunday to hear their thoughts about … read more.

Thoughts from a Native Elder

Linda (Zhaawanong NimKii Kwew, Southern Thunder Woman) holds many titles from Sister to Organizer to Activist. She is a mother of 23 children of an Anishinabe extended family, grandmother of 60, and great-grandmother of 27. Linda is a Co-founder of the Michigan Coalition Against Racism … read more.

White Fragility

When we talk about governance, what we are really talking about is power.  People who are accustomed to having power, who are used to having their ways of doing and being always front and center, will naturally resist relinquishing power to others. What does this … read more.

Adaptive Ministry

When one strand of the web is broken, the entire web is prone to collapse. When we in UU spaces speak of our 7th principle, belief in the interdependent web of all existence, we are not merely speaking in metaphors. Our existences are intricately woven … read more.

Now is the Time

In 1997, before the kids in our youth group were even born, the UU General Assembly voted to commit to intentionally becoming an anti-racist, anti-oppression, multicultural institution. For a while after this vote, there was some good progress, but then we got distracted and progress … read more.

An Ultramarathon of Racial Justice

In October 2020, Chris Crowell co-founded the Running Industry Diversity Coalition (RIDC) to address systemic racism in the running industry and found himself entering an Ultramarathon of Racial Justice as RIDC began centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry and dismantling systemic racism in … read more.