09/21/2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am OWL Room
Unitarian Universalists often identify themselves as the “love people,” as religious progressives who work for positive social change. How does Unitarian Universalist history both support and challenge this self-understanding? In what ways did our faith ancestors work to build a more socially just world and in what ways did they fail to do so? In this course, we will grapple with these and other complex questions, participating in an engaging and thoughtful conversation about UU history, especially as it pertains to race, class, and gender. Participants will have the opportunity to dive into the his- tory first hand by reading and discussing texts written by Unitarians and Universalists in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. The course will draw significantly upon material in the recently published book, A Documentary History of Unitarian Universalism (Skinner House, 2017). There are no pre-requisites for the course beyond curiosity and an open mind. All are welcome!
Facilitator: Intern Minister Natalie Malter Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 21st, 28th, and Oct. 5th