Throughout its history, Baltimore and the United States have had a difficult relationship with race. First Unitarian Church of Baltimore is intentional and deliberate in its work around antiracism. Along with a focus in religious education programming and worship, we support programs that help us bridge the divide that systemic racism has created.
ADORE: A Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity
ADORE takes the lead in promoting events related to race and ethnicity diversity within our congregation, working in partnership with other congregational committees and community activists for racial justice. ADORE supports our congregation’s journey toward spiritual wholeness by building a diverse, multicultural Beloved Community. ADORE provides and promotes educational opportunities and classes for the congregation and the general public. Monthly programming includes potlucks, presentations, films, and discussion, in a safe and welcoming environment. Check the Events Calendar for upcoming ADORE events.
Jubilee Antiracism Training
These two-and-a-half day intensive workshops help participants understand what is involved in nurturing a multicultural community and working against racism in all of its forms. Jubilee is offered periodically throughout the region. Trained facilitators lead participants through difficult discussions, along with meaningful presentations, discussions, videos, exercises, small group work, worship services, and shared meals. Topics Include: The history of racism and resistance to racism in the Americas; defining racism; the effects of racism on people of color and on white people; dismantling racism; claiming and shaping an anti-racist identity; and racism in the UUA.
Circles of Voices
Partnering with JD Faulk, we host anti-racism discussions intended to push participants (both whites and people of color) into difficult realizations and understanding. These moving events are held both at First Unitarian Church of Baltimore and in other places around the region and the country. For more information, visit the An End to Ignorance: Circles of Voices Facebook page.