Religious Education


The past couple of years have been challenging for Unitarian Universalist congregations. Within the UUs of Greater Pittsburgh, our smaller congregations have felt that challenge in especially intense ways, most noticeably a drop in attendance due to a wide variety of factors. Many people have expressed that they really miss religious education offerings. The Shared Pulpit ministry team hopes to alleviate some of that by inviting you to join as we endeavor to grow a tradition of Shared Religious Education.

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Thursday April 21 2022
7PM | "UU Common Read: Breathe: A Letter to My Sons" | Hosted by Ginger Hill Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry's 2019 book challenges society to recognize Black children as deserving of humanity. She shares her fear and frustration for her African American sons in an increasingly racist atmosphere in which white people at times seem irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer, and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love—finding beauty and possibility in life. She exhorts her children and their peers to find the courage to chart their own paths and find grounding and inspiration in Black tradition. The New York Times calls Breathe "an elixir of history, ancestry and compassion, which, together, become instruction…a parent’s unflinching demand, born of inherited trauma and love, for her children’s right simply to be possible." We will read and discuss this book over 4 sessions in April. Learn more about the UU Common Read.
90 minutes. Via Zoom at zoom.us/j/547722128. Either go to zoom.us or dial 929-205-6099, enter meeting id 547722128. No passcode.

Thursday April 28 2022
7PM | "UU Common Read: Breathe: A Letter to My Sons" | Hosted by Ginger Hill Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry's 2019 book challenges society to recognize Black children as deserving of humanity. She shares her fear and frustration for her African American sons in an increasingly racist atmosphere in which white people at times seem irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer, and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love—finding beauty and possibility in life. She exhorts her children and their peers to find the courage to chart their own paths and find grounding and inspiration in Black tradition. The New York Times calls Breathe "an elixir of history, ancestry and compassion, which, together, become instruction…a parent’s unflinching demand, born of inherited trauma and love, for her children’s right simply to be possible." We will read and discuss this book over 4 sessions in April. Learn more about the UU Common Read.
90 minutes. Via Zoom at zoom.us/j/547722128. Either go to zoom.us or dial 929-205-6099, enter meeting id 547722128. No passcode.