Author Archives: Rev. Dr. Monica L Cummings
This month’s CATALYST is dedicated to featuring a few of the exciting offerings at this year’s General Assembly; we also honor Jim Brown, who passed away recently, leaving a deep legacy for us to strive toward.
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) of Congregations is a great place to work—where your job is in alignment with your values. We are a historic, progressive religious denomination with headquarters located on Boston’s Beacon Hill, offices in Washington, DC, and at the United Nations in New York City, and we have staff based in many parts of the United States.
General Assembly 2012 will be a gathering with multiple ways of engaging in justice work for people of all ages. Joining with the people of Arizona, we will worship, witness, learn and work together. We will leave General Assembly grounded in our faith, energized for justice and with resources to bring this work home to our congregations. More information.
This online meeting will be an opportunity for UU Youth and Young Adults of Color who are going to GA to connect with each other. Meeting participants will also learn more about GA witness events from a member of the Youth and Young Adult Ministries Office. You can register for the online meeting using the following link http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EE55D9898948
The National Youth Justice Summit, an exciting program for UU youth happening from July 7th-14th in Boston, seeks applicants! Dynamic workshops, field trips to exciting local organizations, daily spiritual practices and worship will fill the days. Given the spark of the Occupy movement, we will be examining social justice through the lens of economic justice. The program will help participants think about where their unique passions and skills intersect with the greatest needs in society. And scholarships are available! See the website for more info and to apply: http://www.uusc.org/justworks/trip/2012/youthsummit.
UU Youth and Young Adults of Color, Multicultural Leadership School
Friday, July 27, 2012—Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The Multicultural Leadership School (MLS) is a training designed specifically for Unitarian Universalist (UU) Youth and Young Adults (age 15-30) of Color sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). The goal of the training is to equip participants to be leaders in their UU congregation, district or continental committee. The three and a half day school will feature experienced facilitators who will be intentional in providing participants with experiences that will foster relationship building, leadership skills, racial/ethnic identity development, inter-cultural collaboration and deepening of faith identity. At the conclusion of the training, participants will have a new community of peers, stronger and more confident leadership abilities and a stable foundation for sustainable leadership in Unitarian Universalist congregations and other Unitarian Universalist communities and organizations. Applications are available at http://www.uua.org/re/youth/identity-based/color/158493.shtml
Call for Authors: Youth Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Program
The Youth and Young Adult Ministries and Resource Development offices of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) seek authors for a new training program for youth: Building Beloved Community.
For more information go to http://www.uua.org/re/new/199099.shtml
Youth Observer to the UUA Board of Trustees
For more information go to http://www.uua.org/re/youth/leading/observer/index.shtml
If you are a UU 15-35 consider joining the closed list for Youth and Young Adults of Color (of African, Asian/Pacific Islander, Arab/Middle Eastern, Native American/First Nations/Indigenous, Latino/a, Chicano/a descent, multiracial/ethnic, and adopted People of Color), to use for sharing, communication, and support.