Multicultural Conference (4)

thumb internationalcolour-logoTransformations: Building a Multicultural Beloved Community

Sat., Feb. 11, 2012

8:30 am - 3 pm

Led by UUA's Multicultural Congregations Program Coordinator Rev. Alicia R. Forde (keynotespeaker), the conference also included breakout groups to consider issues in depth.

Rev. Forde presented an experiential program, "Building the World We Dream About," in which participants practiced dreaming of ways to interrupt racism and transform how people from different racial and ethnic groups understand and relate to one another.

In another breakout group, Southeast District President and member of the UU Fellowship of Beaufort, SC Jim Key facilitated a discussion on "Race and Place: Finding Opportunities for Witness and Linkage."

Pat Callair, Chair of Southeast District implementation Committee (The SED Dream Team), facilitated "Seeing Everyone as our Own."

The conference was part of Eno River's Installation Weekend when Rev. Deborah Cayer was recognized and celebrated as Eno River's fourth Lead Minister. A Service of Installation took place at 4 p.m., Sun., Feb. 12, 2012 in the Fellowship's Sanctuary. Rev. Cayer had expressed her wish that the subject of congregational diversity be made a focus during Installation Weekend. The one-day conference was a fulfillment of that wish. In addition, the theme was extended the next day when Rev. Forde preached on a similar topic at both morning services.