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May 9–Open the Window: Impossible work?

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last 3-4 weeks asking myself two questions that I received from the Black Lives of UU: How does living in a white centered world affect your humanity? What works about the white … Continue reading

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May 8–Open the Window: Reaction Not Helpful

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last 3-4 weeks asking myself two questions that I received from the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism: A. How does living in a white centered world affect your humanity? B. What works … Continue reading

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April 28–Come, Come Whoever You Are: And Bring Your Knapsack

As a white person living in this culture, who wants to confront the white supremacy system that continues to run the institutions that we all participate in, I am coming to realize that this means owning how I benefit from … Continue reading

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April 27–Come, Come Whoever You Are: Especially if you look like me

For the next two Sundays at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett, we will be working with some painful issues of race and racism that have arisen in our Unitarian Universalist Association around the practice of hiring and advancement in … Continue reading

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April 25–Come, Come Whoever You Are: No Despair

We are no caravan of despair. Come, yet again, come. On some level, we want the whole experience, and we need to know that the whole experience of our humanity is accepted, is not judged, is welcome. Most of us … Continue reading

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April 20–Come, Come Whoever You Are–to the Mother

This Spring is there something worth a celebration of the newness and the arrival of good in your life? Has a needed, wanted person come back into your story?  Do you need to go get someone from the underworld (like … Continue reading

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April 18–Come, Come Whoever You Are: Typed

For several days now I have had a conversation going on the actual data that we have for what is referred to (to the chagrin of many) as “white privilege.”  As I noted yesterday, much of that conversation has turned … Continue reading

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April 17–Come, Come Whoever You Are: Radically Welcoming

. . . we are becoming a radically welcoming congregation. Vision Statement of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett Like many in our community, I was actively involved in writing our vision statement, and in the difficult conversations over this … Continue reading

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April 11–Come, Come Whoever You Are–And Let’s Talk About What You Do

The work of Jay Smooth came to my attention this week, thanks to Denise Benshoof who shared it with us on our FB page.  You can see his 3 minute video “How to tell someone they sound racist” here.  He … Continue reading

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March 13–Everything Possible: Imagine

Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people living for today This is my daily prayer each day for the next month.  Thirty days.  I am going … Continue reading

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