First Parish in Concord and First Parish in Lexington
collaborate on an experiential curriculum.
- – 1.5 day retreat on February 2nd and 3rd.
- – Eight biweekly facilitated discussions in small groups promote new patterns of thought and behavior.
Developed by Meadville Lombard UU Theological School, this highly acclaimed program begins with a thought provoking retreat facilitated by a trained Fahs Collaborative staff
Small groups of 8-10 members from both congregations will then meet together biweekly for 8 structured sessions that connect both the sources of inspiration as well as the challenges of race/ethnicity and provide a space to re-form/fuse the brokenness of racism into new patterns of thought and behavior ushering in social and spiritual healing.
Beloved Conversations is an experiential curriculum that provides a space to re-form/fuse the brokenness of racism into new patterns of thought and behavior ushering in social and spiritual healing. New ways of being are learned through the actions of conversation and probing dialogue.
The work is done in small groups of 10-12 participants. Each session poses questions that connect with both the sources of inspiration as well as the challenges of race/ethnicity that slow our human journey toward wholeness. As such, the curriculum differs from many approaches to anti-racism/multicultural work in that it frames the discussion not only in terms of demographic urgency or cultural critiques (both of which are useful to understand), but how developing skills and the habits of an anti-racist mind helps everyone – those in dominant groups as well as those who are targets of oppression – heal from the wounds of racism.
Registration begins January 7th (limited availability, full commitment required)
TO SIGN UP PLEASE USE THIS LINK: REGISTRATION
For more information see http://www.meadville.edu/beloved
Questions? contact the church office