What Does It Mean To Be Welcoming? And Are People of Color Included?

So this past week has been the week of stories related to UU churches seemingly going out of their way to be explicitly unwelcoming to people of color–particularly visitors.

What is it going to take for UU congregations to understand that visitors, especially visitors of color, want to be greeted as if they didn’t make a mistake walking in the door? That the congregation sees their visit as the gift it is? That hospitality is a big part of the call of working towards being the Beloved Community? That hospitality means something?

If UU congregations want to get anywhere in their racial justice work, it would help if they started with their own congregations.

If UU congregations want to be relevant in the future, they need to get woke now. Because if they don’t, they will get left behind.

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