Spirit and Action

spirit and action

Spirit & Action creates a sacred space for participants to learn about, and engage in, issues surrounding racism, violence, and peace. The three-part workshop series will raise awareness and provide reflections and tools for creating peace in an especially divisive time. This year we are partnering with Violence Transformed, which will provide participants with an opportunity to create art around the theme of each month’s event.

Session 1: Peacemaking in the Family and Within Yourself
Tuesday, January 10

Featuring special guests Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Peoples Baptist Church Minister to Youth Rev. Myra Kinds. The session also includes the participation of Renewal House partner programs that work on intimate partner violence issues, as well as a discussion of how domestic violence impacts communities of color.

  • Follow-up art session: January 24

Session 2: Peacemaking Within Neighborhoods
Tuesday, February 7
Building the nourishing support of a community, addressing inequalities that lead to various types of violence, and working across difference to have peace and community and to reach social cohesion.

  • Follow-up art session: February 28

Session 3: Peacemaking Across Faith
Tuesday, March 14
Celebrating our spiritual and religious differences, fostering a culture of tolerance, and working to curtail the growing climate of Islamophobia.

  • Follow-up art session: March 28

Please join us!

violence transformedDinner offered at 6:00 pm, programs start at 6:30pm

Space is limited. Register by contacting Marvin Venay at mvenay @ uuum.org or 617-318-6010 x 214

Childcare provided upon request.

The UU Urban Ministry is very grateful to The First Parish in Bedford, UU, and the Boston Public Health Commission for the generous support of Spirit & Action

Directions at www.uuum.org/directions