UU College of Social Justice Director Rev. Kathleen McTigue to Deliver Keynote Address at 2018 Annual Assembly
The 2018 Annual Assembly of the Unitarian Universalists of Greater Pittsburgh planning team is pleased to announce that Rev. Kathleen McTigue, director of the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice, will be our keynote speaker on the topic of "The Faithful Resistance: Prophetic Witness in Dangerous Times"
Unitarian Universalism is generally understood to be a faith that is enacted: we try to show our beliefs by the way we live in the world, and particularly by the ways we show up for justice. But we are living through extraordinary political times, and many of us carry the uneasy feeling that our accustomed ways of enacting our values are not adequate to the dangers of our times. How might we reimagine faithfulness in our times, in ways that give life and power to the work of justice?
Rev. McTigue has led the UU College of Social Justice since it was founded in 2012. McTigue served for 25 years as a UU parish minister, including 21 years as senior minister to the Unitarian Society of New Haven, CT. A core part of her ministries has been public advocacy and faith-based organizing for marriage equality, immigrant rights, economic justice, and peace. Her previous experience also includes multiple roles with Witness for Peace and a yearlong economic study in Tanzania. McTigue earned a master of divinity degree from Starr King School for Ministry and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University She currently resides in Boston, MA.
The UU College of Social Justice is a joint project of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and is based in Cambridge, MA. The mission of the College is to inspire, equip, and sustain spiritually grounded action for justice. Its programs include immersion journeys for adults, service-learning and justice training for high school youth, summer internships and justice training for college-age young adults, and a variety of direct volunteer opportunities with grassroots partner groups in the U.S. and overseas.
The 2018 Annual Assembly of the UUs of Greater Pittsburgh will be held Saturday, November 10 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills in Mt. Lebanon.