Seeing Me in the World

Often, young Unitarian Universalists tour famous UU landmarks in Boston, or even grow up UU in Boston, without ever setting foot in a neighborhood of color. Participants who engage in this curriculum will learn a deeper and broader story about our UU faith in the context of a majority-minority neighborhood. They will explore and deepen their faith from this perspective and engage with critical issues of our time: the history of racism in America, in Roxbury, and in Unitarian Universalism, and the current issues facing our changing neighborhood now at risk of gentrification.

During this session, young UUs will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour Roxbury and learn the rich history of our neighborhood and our campus which is home to theĀ First Church in Roxbury, the oldest-standing clapboard church in Boston.
  • Reflect on issues of race and class, history and neighborhood in the context of current events and our everyday lives.
  • Participate in a service learning project.
  • Engage in social justice in a new and creative way.

To bring your youth group or Coming of Age class to the UU Urban Ministry for a day of learning, reflection, service, and more, email us at engagement @

This program is funded in part by the Fund for Unitarian Universalism, an initiative of the Unitarian Universalist Funding Program.