Unleashing courageous leadership and collective power
to realize a just and loving world.
How are we--progressive people of faith--called to respond to the urgent needs of this political moment? Why does it matter that we approach our work as religious people, and as members of congregations and faith communities? What does solidarity look like with people who are most directly impacted by injustice? How do we speak authentically, morally, and rootedly from our many diverse religious traditions about why justice is our moral imperative? And how do we sustain our spirits, our energy, our communities when there is so much to drain us and fill us with despair?
Join MUUSJA, in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, for Resistance & Resilience: Sustaining Faithful Action for Justice & Solidarity in a Hurting World. We will explore these questions and more, with the help of local and national organizers, religious leaders, artists, musicians, and activists. The program will include moving interfaith worship, plenary discussions with religious leaders and political visionaries about the spiritual-political times we are in, collaborative strategizing for action and impact, a wide variety of workshops led by experienced justice leaders, and opportunities to build relationships with one another through reflection and discussion. Confirmed presenters include Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Alex Kapitan, Nora Rasman, Rev. Sean Dennison, Rev. Karen Van Fossan, Rev. Kelli Clement, Rev. DeWayne Davis, Rev. Steve Newcom, Liz Loeb, Arif Mamdani, Rev. Ashley Harness, and Rev. Ashley Horan. Click here for presenter bios and full workshop listings.
This event is open to all people of faith who are interested in building skills, relationships, theological grounding, and power to transform the world for justice. In particular, we encourage Social Justice teams from congregations around the state to consider traveling together to participate in this powerful, connective, capacity building event!
Scholarships will be available for those who need financial assistance; if you'd like to request a scholarship, please register for the event, and select the cash option at checkout. Please email Rev. Ashley Horan at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a partial or full scholarship.
4:30-6:30pm - Registration
5:30-6:30pm - Opening Reception & Social Hour (included in registration)
6:30-7:00pm - "Singing for Our Lives:" A Community Sing with Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout
7:00-8:00pm - Opening Worship
8:00-9:30pm - Opening Plenary
8:00-9:00am - Continental Breakfast (additional $10/person)
8:30-9:00am - Morning Practices for Resistance & Resilience
9:00-10:00am - Panel Discussion & Small Group Breakouts
10:00-10:15am - Break
10:15 - 11:45am - WORKSHOP I
11:45am - 12pm - Break
12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch (included in registration)
1:00 - 2:30pm - WORKSHOP II
2:30 - 2:45pm - Break
2:45 - 4:15pm - WORKSHOP III
4:30 - 5:30pm - Closing (worship, small group discussion, reflections)