UU Fellowship to Consider “White Supremacy in Our World”

The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship invites you to attend a program titled “White Supremacy in Our World,” with Rev. Ruth Rinehart, visiting from Golden, this Sunday, May 7, for its regular service.

Rev. Ruth Rinehart

A change in leadership at the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Association is occurring, and Unitarian Universalists of color are calling for people to look critically within their faith communities — including hiring practices, power brokers, and cultural habits — for the ways racism, sexism, and white supremacy live.

We will join hundreds of other UU congregations participating in a teach-in on racism and white supremacy on this date.

“White supremacy” is a provocative phrase, as it conjures up images of hoods and mobs. Yet in 2017, actual “white supremacists” are not required in order to uphold white supremacist culture. Building a faith full of people who understand that key distinction is essential as we work toward a more just society in difficult political times. For more information on what spurred this call to action, head to UUWorld.org for the latest news. Let us look deeply and courageously to build the more beautiful world we all know is possible.

Rev. Ruth Rinehart preached for the Pagosa Fellowship three times as a seminarian; she now returns fully ordained, serving as half-time Assistant Minister at the Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Lafayette, Colorado. She remains living in Golden with her partner, David Hurlbut, and their daughter Amelia, managing a suburban permaculture homestead. Her other focus is an emerging addictions ministry, JUUSTLiving.org

This program reflects the Unitarian Universalist principles of “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations” and “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.”

The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a caring, inclusive fellowship dedicated to spiritual growth, justice and serving the needs of our larger community. As a Welcoming Congregation, we invite everyone to share in our faith community. We cherish diversity and foster a safe environment for all.

Enjoy refreshments and conversation after services, which are held Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Unit B-15 of the Greenbriar Plaza. From North Pagosa Boulevard, turn onto Park Avenue; then turn into the Greenbriar Plaza, drive to the east side of the parking lot and look for the Unitarian Universalist sign, facing north. For further information, visit pagosauu.org or call 731-7900.

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