A workshop on congregational action for social justice was held in our district late February. Co-sponsored by the Ballou Channing District and Channing Memorial Church, Newport, RI, this workshop explored the spiritual roots of our concern for social justice and the unique UU mission to translate concern into action. Participants learned organizational tools for working with a congregation and planning for change.
The Rev. Richard Gilbert has been kind enough to make the full program booklet and congregational self analysis documents available to all.
Each participating congregation was asked to come with a completed Congregational Self-Analysis. Download file:
Dick Gilbert has been a Unitarian Universalist minister for 45 years, retired in 2005. Currently a Social Justice Coordinator of the St. Lawrence District of the Unitarian Universalist Association, he has taught at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Starr King School, and Meadville Lombard Theological School. Gilbert’s publications include his Building Your Own Theology series; The Prophetic Imperative: Social Gospel in Theory and Practice; How Much Do We Deserve? An Inquiry into Distributive Justice; and In the Holy Quiet of this Hour: A Meditation Manual.
Thanks to all from Channing Church and the Ballou Channing District who helped make this outstanding event possible!