Soul Work Revisited

an invite from Tanya and the Social Justice Committee…


Wednesday, February 21, 2024
7:00 – 9:30 PM EST

Soul Work Revisited

Soul Work: anti-racist theologies in dialogue is one of the most important books in my library.  The book, edited by Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley and Nancy Palmer Jones, was published in 2003 by Skinner House Books.  It has been more than 20 years and Soul Work is as relevant today as it was at the time of a critical moment in advancing antiracism in Unitarian Universalism.  This is UU history that all who care about the 8th Principle need to know.

This dialogue takes place during Black History Month.  Our speakers are history-makers in that both the UUA and Starr King School for the Ministry welcomed their first BIPOC presidents.  This has been one of the most important periods in UU history.

We are witnessing social and institutional evolution.  Why are “firsts” a big deal?  They are indeed causes for celebration and they hold the promise and the evidence of change.  But “firsts” also mark bitter-sweet turning points in stories about what it took to finally open a door for inclusion or to break through the metaphorical glass ceiling.  “Firsts” are about learning to see and remove barriers that have existed for far too long.

There is Good News!  Skinner House Books has given free access to Soul Work on Google Books: Soul Work: antiracist theologies in dialogue – Google Search.

The Evening Discussions

7:00 – 7:55 pm – Soul Work from the perspectives of UUA Presidents 

8:00 – 9:30 pm – Soul Work from the experience of the authors

Zoom meeting information

When: February 21, 2024

7:00 – 9:30 PM Eastern Time Zone (US and Canada)

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