Beloved Conversations—the signature offering of The Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard Theological School—is a program for Unitarian Universalists seeking to embody racial justice as a spiritual practice.
A traditional, in-person version of Beloved Conversations has been offered in more than 250 congregations across the continent over the past decade. An online version in now available, and registration is taking place February 1 – 26, 2021.
This new curriculum offers:
- A digital format that allows users to participate as individuals, which will then prepare them to do congregational and community-level systemic work
- An opportunity to engage in lots of different styles of learning and processing
- Teaching and learning strategies and small group structures organized by racial/ethnic affiliation (often called “caucuses”), allowing for differentiated learning for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) as well as for white people
- Explicit resources developed to meet the intellectual, historical, and spiritual needs of Unitarian Universalists of Color living in a world (and a religious community) that privileges white cultural norms
- Separate learning spaces for religious professionals and laypeople
- A framework that acknowledges and honors the spiritual nature of this work and an understanding that it is essential to our personal and religious development