The Promise and the Practice, Intern Minister Connie Simon and Rev. Kent Matthies, with DSD Jason Bender, Music Director Mark Daugherty & the USG Choir

This service is offered by the UUA to listen deeply to the stories that have not been heard and to lament what our UU tradition has lost by being unable – or unwilling – to center People of Color. It’s a celebration of our commitment to live into a new chapter of our faith’s story.

USG’s Anti-Racism Task Force offers this background to The Promise & The Practice Faith campaign:This campaign is an opportunity to address our denomination’s centuries-long history of systemic racism; of discouraging engagement and often closing the door on people of color in the Unitarian, Universalist and Unitarian Universalist faiths. Steps have been taken in recent decades to examine our history; to be more welcoming and inclusive; to live out our principles. It has not been enough. (Click here to continue reading.)