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April 27, 9:45 a.m.
"The Perversity of Diversity"
Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed
Worship Associate: Duncan Ferguson
There is a surprising, and painful, truth behind Unitarian Universalist efforts to become more racially and culturally diverse. To understand this truth we must take an honest look at who we are and why we are who we are. The service will investigate.
We welcome The Rev. Dr. Mark D. Morrison-Reed, retired UU minister and former intern at Cedar Lane, to our pulpit. Mark is an affiliated faculty member at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and coordinator of its Sankofa Archive. In the late 1970s, he served as an intern minister at Cedar Lane. He served as co-minister with his wife, Donna, in Rochester, New York, and Toronto. As a historian he has written extensively about the African-American experience in UUism. He grew up in the First Unitarian Society of Chicago but has lived in Toronto, Canada since 1988. He currently serves the UUA as Ambassador to fellowships in Amsterdam, Basel, Geneva and Paris. He has authored many books including "Black Pioneers in a White Denomination," "Darkening the Doorways: Black Trailblazers and Missed Opportunities in Unitarian Universalism," and the upcoming book, "The Selma Awakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism."
The Sunday Morning Forum is over for the season. We look forward to starting back up in September!