Soul Work

Multicultural UU Communities





First Unitarian of San Jose



 Lead the way!



Soul Work is Our Work!


“Beloved Community includes welcome, celebration, presence, and a sense that “we are all in this together.” It is knowing that wherever I find myself I am safe and all others are safe, and that justice, equity and compassion is extended to all. Beloved Community means that when the Other is encountered the response is the extension of hospitality and friendship rather than suspicion, mistrust, and regarding difference as a threat. I dream of a world where people are not only able to cross borders but don’t even erect borders or walls to be crossed.” Taquiena Boston, Director of Identity-based Ministries, UUA


Adult and youth lay leaders, ministers, seminarians – Unitarian Universalists willing to use hearts and hands in the service of dismantling systems of privilege and oppression within our community faith…  Willing to use minds and selves in the service of holy work, prophetic work, our Soul Work of creating Beloved multiracial/multicultural Community of Love and Justice that we aspire to, help lead the way.


Resources are being constantly developed as tools to engage us and guide us towards anti-oppressive multicultural communities. Please begin by checking out the tools and resources we have made available.


If you think of resources that have been helpful and would like to share them, please email .






  1. Looking forward to the MC track at GA in a couple weeks. At Unity Unitarian in St. Paul, we’re committed to becoming an antiracist institution and a welcoming congregation. These efforts, and others in our outreach ministeries, are beginning to bear fruit in becoming the multicultural congregation that we envision. I am hoping to learn from the experiences of others who are farther along the path. I am very interested in the intersection of radical hospitality, social justice, and the arts. See you in SLC!

    Comment by Carol Bauer | June 15, 2009

  2. Ms Bauer,
    I feel that this GA will be an opportunity to explore the
    multicultural congreation and how we can make or congreations more inviting. It will be great to meet you.

    Everett Goodwin

    Comment by Everett Goodwin | June 17, 2009

  3. As Director for Growth for the Joseph Priestley District, I am immersed in issues related to multi-culturalism across the many congregations that I work with. I believe that embracing and celebrating differences among us is critical to the growth of a congregation. At UU University, I hope to learn more about how to intentionally promote multiculturalism in our faith communities as well as developing a deeper understanding and commitment to my own feelings and actions around multiculturalism.

    I look forward to being with all of you.

    Comment by Mark Bernstein | June 20, 2009

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