This year’s Racial Justice Initiative from ARE and the Council for Faith in Action (CFA) is a curriculum called Beloved Conversations: Meditations on Race & Ethnicity.

It was developed by Dr. Mark Hicks, of the Fahs Collaborative at the Meadville Lombard Theological School, and is used by many UU congregations across the country.

“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.”

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Facilitators from the Fahs Collective will lead an opening Retreat on Friday evening, November 18 and all day Saturday, November 19.

The program continues with a series of 8 Seminars which meet once in December and April, and twice each month in January, February and March. The sessions are small groups of 10 participants facilitated by two person teams, members of UUCWC, running the program.

There are four Seminar times scheduled:

Two daytime options
Seminar Dates: First & Third Mondays: 1 – 3 pm
Dec 05, Jan 02, 16, Feb 06, 20, Mar 06, 20, Apr 03

Seminar Dates: Second & Fourth Thursdays: 10 – 12 pm
Dec 08, Jan 12, 26, Feb 09, 23, Mar 09, 23, Apr 13

Two evening options
Seminar Dates: Second & Fourth Mondays from 7 – 9 pm
Dec 12, Jan 09, 23, Feb 13, 27, Mar 13, 27, Apr 10

Seminar Dates: First & Third Thursdays from 7 – 9 pm
Dec 01, Jan 05, 19, Feb 02, 16, Mar 02, 16, Apr 06

Please Note: We’ll need a minimum of 10 people to run each section.

The program fee is $45 for UUCWC members and $55 non-members. Scholarships are available for the Beloved Conversations registration fee. Applicants should contact Rev. Kim if they are in need of such support.

To register:

For questions, please email