This groundbreaking project, launched in July 2013, is designed to solicit input from Unitarian Universalists (UUs) historically marginalized by ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race, and/or ethnicity about their unique experiences and ministry needs within Unitarian Universalism.
The project has four major components:
The focus of this project is to help congregational leaders and Unitarian Universalist Association staff understand where we are now and what we need to be well-equipped to meet the ministry needs of people seeking a liberal religious home in the 21st century.
All survey respondents were invited (at the close of the survey) to indicate interest in being part of the focus group conversations, which will begin in December and continue through April, 2014. Participants will be randomly selected from those who indicated interest. Focus groups will largely be conducted virtually through group teleconferences and video conferences. The purpose of these focus groups is to delve more deeply into the big questions raised by the preliminary survey results.
In addition, we will be hosting Facebook groups discussions and Tweet chats for anyone who's interested, whether or not you participated in the survey. More information about this will be posted here and on Facebook and Twitter soon.
Although there will be a limited number of focus groups and other discussions, we hope these conversations will help us better understand and make meaning from those things that cannot be effectively captured in a survey.
Especially because we are committed to reaching out to people with disabilities in this project, we will be offering focus groups and other options for people who cannot participate due to visual, cognitive, or other disabilities, or do not have access to a computer. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please contact Multicultural Ministries at email@example.com, (617) 948-6461, 25 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108. We’ll make every effort to find alternative ways for people to participate in the project.
Got questions? Check out our Multicultural Ministries Sharing Project FAQ for answers and contact information!
Thank you for all who have participated in the Multicultural Ministries Sharing Project to date. We look forward to continued participation as we move on to the data analysis and engagement phases of the project.
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Last updated on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
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