Widening the Circle of Concern

 

Widening the Circle of Concern:  Report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change

 

The Report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change analyzes structural and systemic racism and white supremacy culture within Unitarian Universalism and makes recommendations to advance long-term change.

Starting Sunday, Feb 7 2021, the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu Board launched an initiative to inform the congregation on the book “Widening the Circle of Concern: Report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change”. Each Sunday, a member of the Board or 8th Principle Task Force will provide a video summary of one of the chapters of the book, and there will be a discussion session after the church service. Please use the resources below to read or listen a chapter each week and join in the discussions each Sunday. A.D.O.R.E. has generously purchased some copies of the book to make available to our members, so if you are interested, please email board@unitariansofhi.org and we’ll see if we can accommodate your request. We look forward to your participation.
Mahalo,
The Board of the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu

Link to Overview and Resources

Link to Read or Listen Online

Link to Purchase the Book from the UUA Bookstore

Available as an eBook in the Amazon Kindle store.

 

How to prepare for the Discussions:

Feb 14, 2021 – Read Chapter 1: Trends, and Chapter 2: Theology.  Trends is a short chapter, so the video summary will focus on the Theology Chapter.  Questions/comments on both chapters will be welcome during the Discussion session after the service.

Feb 21, 2021 – Read Chapter 3: Governance for the Discussion session after the service.

Feb 28, 2021 – No session due to A.D.O.R.E. Sunday.

March 7, 2021 – Read Chapter 4: Congregations and Communities

March 14, 2021 – Read Chapter 5: Hospitality and Inclusion

 

Past videos:

Links to videos we play in church will be added each week after we show them.

Feb 7, 2021 – Widening the Circle of Concern – Introductory Video by Jim Cooper, Board President.

Feb 14, 2021 – Chapter 2 – Theology.   Video summary by Troy Underbrink, Board Director.

Feb 21, 2021, – Chapter 3 – Governance.  Video summary by Jess Lobl, 8th Principle Task Force Member.