The lone hero is a myth; for example, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, and Dorothy Day had communities supporting them. No congregation can dismantle oppression in a local community alone, but two virtues and five practices can help create and strengthen partnerships needed to build Beloved Community.
Rev. Patrice Curtis is the Transformational Interim Ministries Director within UUA’s Ministry and Faith Development team. Patrice collaborates with and supports interim ministers and religious educators in amplifying and practicing diversity, equity, and inclusion within congregations, and disrupting unhealthy patterns that make Beloved Community difficult to realize. They have served in roles as transitions and settled minister.
Question to Ponder: “How has community helped you dismantle oppression?”
Monthly Theme: Welcome