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The History and Theology of Covenant, UU Style 112 (OD)

Note: This training was originally offered in a semester format in 2017. This training represents a deep dive into one of the hottest conversational topics in today’s Unitarian Universalist world:  our commitment to covenant. Covenant: The Heart of our Polity Why does covenant matter so much?  A summary of current UU conversations; a quick refresher… Read more »

Revitalizing the Smaller Congregation 115

Note: This training was originally offered in a semester format in 2017. The twenty-first century is the century of small, strong congregations… Across the planet, the vast majority of congregations will be small and strong, and the vast majority of people will be in these congregations.” –Kennon L. Callahan, author of Small Strong Congregations: Creating… Read more »

Unitarian Universalist History 111

Note: This training was originally offered in a semester format in 2016. The training covers a basic outline of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist history, with an emphasis on how understanding our history allows us to be more effective in fulfilling our religious mission. Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie is well-published on the topic of Unitarian Universalist… Read more »

History of Social Justice Theologies in UUism 113

Note: This training was originally offered in a semester format in 2016. We begin with the basic UU theology of social justice, but quickly branch out to explore how specific Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist-based social movements were informed by specific theological ideas even as they evolved new ones. Our focus will be on what… Read more »

Doing Theology in Public 311

Note: This training was originally offered in a semester format in 2017. An exploration of the nuances of faith-based prophetic witness in the democratic and secular public square. The Rev. Tom Schade is a retired UU minister living in Ann Arbor, MI.  He writes the provocative blog about the intersection of  Unitarian Universalist Theology and the current… Read more »

Intercultural Skills for a Diverse World 205

Note: This training was originally offered in a semester format in 2017. Understanding and Applying the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) Why have some antiracism and multicultural efforts been successful in some congregations and not-so-successful in others? Each of us has culture–conscious and unconscious ways of being in the world. To become a truly multicultural… Read more »

Organizing on the Side of Love: Tools and Tips for Interconnection and Impact 160

Note: This training was originally offered in a semester format in 2016. Social movements are moving all around us. The basic idea of community organizing as ‘unite to fight back’ is real for our time. In the 1960’s Saul Alinsky offered a model of community organizing designed to disrupt the power of the “establishment” by… Read more »

The Bountiful Heart: Finding Your Best Stewardship Strategy 151

Note: This training was originally offered in a semester format in 2016. Encouraging members and friends to be generous givers requires a clear message about your mission and a culture of relationship-building.  Learn how to make stewardship an organic part of membership. Led by Patricia Infante, Congregational Life Staff, Central East Region Training fee: $15