Adult Religious Exploration: Waking Up White

Event details

  • March 18, 2018
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A new four-week Adult Religious Education workshop will be held all the Sundays in March from 12 to 2 p.m. In the series, we will explore our experience of growing up white and entering into a society where the privilege and experience of being white is part of a story of being only partly awake.

This will be a deep and challenging workshop, but will be framed by reflections on our common read of Debby Irving’s book, Waking Up White. Contact Rev. Greg who has a few copies to lend. Contact Mary Higgins with questions,

About the 2018 Adult RE Program

Do you love history? Unitarian Universalism has a long history that shapes our current identity. History is often viewed as a linear progression where events follow events and actions occur in reaction. But history is not straightforward. This program guides you to explore the dynamic course of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist history—the people, ideas, and movements that have shaped our faith heritage.

This series will be divided into 5 four-part sections to be held over the course of the year, with three in the spring and two in the fall. Topics include UU Identity, Diverse Community, Institutionalism, Freedom of Belief, and Prophets and Social Justice.

The introductory session will be held at the beginning of each section. This is a drop-in discussion held Sundays from 9-10:15 am. No registration or commitment is necessary. Facilitators will rotate.

  • Section One: UU Identity (Reason as a Religious Source, Covenant, Polity) January 28-February 18
  • Section Two: Diverse Community (Religious Tolerance, Globalization, Multiculturalism) April 8-April 29
  • Section Three: Institutionalism (Unitarianism, Universalism, Consolidation) May 13- June 10

For more information, contact Karen Rege at