Working towards making Albany UU welcoming to all people
- help shape discussions/activities for considering adoption of the 8th Principle by the congregation
- outreach to UU congregations that have adopted the 8th Principle
- select films
- research relevant background information/create discussion questions
- facilitate discussion after films
- create content for the Inclusivity webpage
- create postings for the AUU Facebook page
- research topics for Inclusivity communications to the congregation
Welcoming Congregations Renewal 2021 (Karen Kaufmann: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- create a plan to fulfill requirements of the Five Practices of Welcome Renewal to foster a more inclusive community for LGBTQ+ people
In January 2017, the Albany UU Board of Trustees suggested an Inclusivity Team, made up of members of the congregation and tasked the team with designing and implementing a two-pronged approach for addressing white supremacy culture at Albany UU, as well as to plan activities that will facilitate an exploration of white privilege, create opportunities to identify and challenge our assumptions, learn about the cumulative impact on People of Color of seemingly small offenses (micro-aggressions), and to identify and provide resources for our ongoing education and reflection. We continue to work hard and invite everyone into the circle.
Stay informed with the Inclusivity Teams’ recommendations for learning and action.
The 8th Principle July 28, 2020: https://conta.cc/3hLcRlN
Hate Crime in Madison, WI June 27, 2020: https://conta.cc/2ZicS9d
Juneteenth June 19, 2020: https://conta.cc/3fCwADk
A Message to White UUs June 16, 2020: https://conta.cc/37CxIE0
Let us not be complacent June 3, 2020: https://conta.cc/3ctqOSG
For up to date information, please sign up for Albany UU’s email publications:
When it is safe to gather in our building, feel welcome to check out our bulletin board in Channing Hall for even more information.
Inclusivity Team contact information:
The Inclusivity Team is a working group that meets online at 11:45am on the second Sunday of the month.
All are welcome!
For a complete listing of the Order of Service Inserts, click here. The most recent posts are listed below.
Most Recent Order of Service Inserts
June 2018 - This is Our Time to be Bold, Radical, and TransformationalAnnika Pfluger | Sep 10, 2018
June 2018 Inclusivity Team Order of Service Insert. Download the PDF of this insert. (full text below) This is our time to be Bold, Radical, and Transformational as we commit to nurture a radically inclusive, justice centered, multiracial, and multigenerational religious faith! Forging an Anti-racist Identity: Staying the Course TOLERANCE FOR RACIAL DISCOMFORT “White Fragility is a… Read more »
Emerson Is Not Our FutureSam Trumbore | Dec 11, 2017
Two years ago in a sermon I quoted Emerson who, in 1829, wrote: I think it cannot be maintained by any candid person that the African race have ever occupied or do promise ever to occupy any very high place in the human family. Their present condition is the strongest proof that they cannot. The… Read more »