Racial Justice Ministry
The Purpose of the FUUSN Racial Justice Ministry is to inspire, educate, support and equip FUUSN’s leadership and membership, including ourselves, for vital and vibrant racial justice and anti-oppression engagement in our congregation and in our larger community.
Our goal is to nurture a religious community where people of all races, ethnicities, and cultures see their cultural identities reflected and affirmed in every aspect of congregational life – worship, fellowship, leadership, governance, religious education, social justice, etc. We are working to create a religious home where encounters between people of different cultural identities intersect with Unitarian Universalism to create a fully inclusive community.
We have offered a number of different learning opportunities to clarify issues, deepen the journey, explore issues of white supremacy. These include Waking Up White, White Fragility and Uprooting Racism book discussion groups, films, speakers, open discussion forums, and a monthly meeting of activists working to end racism. We also sponsor at least one worship service a year, recently a thoughtful celebration of Juneteenth.
In 2021-22, we are working toward adoption of the UU 8th Principle.
We are currently offering workshops on The Pledge to End Racism.
FUUSN’s first group of participants in the Pledge to End Racism workshop
Members of the RJM Steering Committee include: Bill Holland, Christine Lookner, Barbara Deck, Hattie Kerwin Derrick, Bill Dusett, Meg Holland, RoseAnn Murray, Naomi Rush Olson and Jean Smith. For more information about upcoming programs, please contact co-chairs Bill Holland or Christine Lookner.
The FUUSN Racial Justice Ministry has adopted and promotes the “Guidelines for Effective Cross-Cultural Dialogue”.
Juneteenth summer service 2018