Unitarian Universalist (UU) colleagues and members dedicated to racial justice and reconciliation in congregational life will greatly benefit from reading The Black UU Survival Guide. You will gain a new understanding of the steps essential for bridging the racial and cultural gaps between Black UUs and UU allies.
The Black UU Survival Guide provides new insights about African Americans seeking right relationship with majority white UU congregations. It accomplishes this by giving you a Ten-Step roadmap to helping Black UUs establish and maintain sustainable membership in UU communities and form lasting UU identity.
The book begins by painting a portrait of Black people attracted to UU churches and communities. Then, it establishes the author, Rev. Xolani Kacela's credentials and experience, which give him the street cred to write the book's content.
The Ten Steps include Unitarian Universalist basics, understanding congregational culture and politics, how Black UUs can find their people, navigating race and racism in congregations, and establishing networks to enhance Black UU identity. In addition, there is a special section for UU clergy and those considering UU ministry.
Notably, the book coaches non-Black allies on being better partners to Black UUs and those Blacks who might join a UU congregation. In addition, there are specifics strategies offered for allies and ministerial colleagues to practice a more inclusive style of leadership.
The Black UU Survival Guide is a must-read book for all UUs seeking to build and maintain a truly inclusive, equitable, and beloved multicultural community.