First Parish members and friends are cordially invited to join a Virtual Seminary for a Day on Saturday, January 29, at First Unitarian Portland. This year's spiritual theme is entitled, "Doing the Inner Work of Racial Justice."
Our keynote speaker is Rev. Abhi Janamanchi, who serves as the Senior Minister of the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, Maryland. He describes himself as a Hindu-Unitarian Universalist and says that his Unitarian Universalism makes him a better Hindu.
If you are engaged in the work of racial justice and long for spiritual connection in this work, join us for this year's virtual Seminary For A Day. This is an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how racism has shaped our UU faith and our congregations; how structural racism still operates today, often unnoticed; and what is involved in cultivating Beloved Community and working against racism and oppression in all of its forms.
We will practice mindfulness meditation, conversation, and experiential exercises that get to the heart of healing internalized racism and being anti-racist. We will seek to create brave space, engage in courageous conversations on what is healing and what is harming racial justice, and rest in restorative meditation and embodied practices.
Date and Time: Saturday, January 29, 2022, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Registration is open until 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, January 29th. You will receive a Zoom link via email before the event.
Rev. Bill Sinkford | He/Him/His | Senior Minister
First Unitarian Church
1034 S.W. 13th Ave. | Portland, OR 97205 | 503.228.6389 x272