Creating the Beloved Community
By Jon Sievert
The Rev. Louise Green speaks of the process of creating the beloved community for social justice action at this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service.
By Rev. Louise Green
Sun, May 3, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15
What are the authentic and reciprocal relationships that compel us to respond when called? How do we expand inclusive congregation and community organizing? Our long haul UU work of building “Beloved Community” moves us outside our comfort zones in order to establish authentic partners for social justice action. Rev. Green’s text will draw on the Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison Reed’s keynote address at the Marching in the Arc of Justice Conference held in Birmingham/Selma, Alabama, as well as material from the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis of Middle Collegiate Church in Manhattan, a UU ally and national clergy leader in building multi-racial and multi-cultural congregations.
Rev. Green has been Minister for Congregational Life at the River Road UU Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland, since 2013. She has served four congregations since ordination in 1992 and has also worked as a community organizer in New York City for almost a decade. A certified yoga educator, she is interested in mindfulness and spiritual practice as fuel for social justice. Louise grew up in El Paso, Texas, and lives in Washington, D.C. with her spouse, Regina Tosca, and many pets.
The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for coffee and snacks afterwards. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at www.uufsma.org.