Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop

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Date(s) - 11/23/2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Do you have any image in your mind of who you’d like to see as our next minister? Is it a person of a particular gender, race, or age?

If so, you’re not alone. Other congregations have assumed that their ideal minister looks a certain way, and often ministers who are not white or male or heterosexual or able-bodied or of a particular age or class are discounted and seen as “less than” in some ways.

The Beyond Categorical Thinking (BCT) program is designed to promote inclusive thinking and help prevent unfair discrimination in the search process for a new minister. Originally concerned with issues of gender, race, sexual orientation, and disability, it now includes gender identity, ethnicity, mental health, class, age, and size.

This program includes a three-hour BCT workshop and a Sunday morning service with facilitators trained by the UUA. In the workshop, A2U2 members will:

  • Consider the hopes, expectations, and concerns they have for a new minister
  • Learn more about the ministerial search process, and
  • Explore how thinking categorically about people sometimes interferes with choosing the  best candidate.

Come to the church on Saturday, November 23, at 9:30 a.m. to participate in this UUA-sponsored workshop, led by Keith Kron, UUA Transitions Director.

This program is sponsored by the Ministerial Search Committee. Childcare and snacks will be provided. For more information contact Pauli Juneau, Ministerial Search Committee Chair.

You can sign up by contacting Susan Selbe or by filling out the form below.

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