Journey Toward Wholeness
The Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Team supports a multicultural and diverse Unitarian Universalist faith that will be an equitable, pro-active, and soul-transforming, prophetic force for justice within ourselves, our congregation, and our community. The work of this committee is focused on policies and practices that encourage full participation and sustain thriving communities in which people are profoundly related.
We, the Anti-Racist Transformation Team of UUCWC, acknowledge and accept responsibility for the devastating effects and presence of persistent, systemic, institutional racism within ourselves, our congregation, and the world.
Because we care about living the UU principles, specifically to honor the inherent worth and dignity of each person, and to work for peace, justice, equity and compassion for all, we commit to a long-term procces to combat racism by:
- Advocating for and shaping an anti-racist, anti-oppressive culture within our congregations and community;
- Educating ourselves about the nature of racism in order to thoughtfully and spiritually promote effective and strategic responses to racism;
- Learning from each other by sharing personal and spiritual experiences;
- Inspiring support and guiding the congregation through personal and structural changes to transform our congregation into a diverse, inclusive, multiracial, multicultural community.
UUCWC is home to the JTW library. The JTW library contains a rich collection of materials, updated and expanded on a regular basis. Staffed by JTW members, it is open once a month during fellowship hours. Books and videos are also available for loan upon request. Please contact Mary Kay Mitchell for details.
This extraordinary collection of some 80 reviews of books primarily about racism, but also sexism, heterosexism and classism is a labor of love by UUCWC Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Team member Paul Tuerff. The effort began in 1999 as our Transformation Team was founded. Other UUCWC contributors are Les Eversen, Russell McTague, and Mary Kay Mitchell.
Book reviews are listed alphabetically by author.
The Unitarian Universalist Association maintains a listing of Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, Multicultural (ARAOMC) Resources.