Growing Racial and Cultural Equity
Growing Racial and Cultural Equity (G.R.A.C.E.) of the Clara Barton and Mass Bay Districts is a team of professional and lay leaders whose mission is to increase congregational capacity for anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and multicultural ministries. The work of the team began in 2009 as a district strategy for supporting culture change within congregations and was originally supported by both the Unitarian Universalist Association's (UUA) office of Identity-Based Ministry and the Clara Barton District.
Today, the team works in partnership with district staff in order to fulfill its mission and to promote the Global Ends of the UUA which the Clara Barton District board has also adopted as its own. The group organizes an annual gathering of congregational teams committed to this work in their congregations. The gathering is an opportunity to learn from each other, to check in on congregational transformation, to renew commitments and to consider strategies for the coming year.
If you have questions about GRACE, or you would like to connect with a team member near your congregation, contact:
mgroot [at] uua [dot] org (Meck Groot), Program & Justice Ministries Coordinator
Clara Barton & Mass Bay Districts of UU Congregations
182 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472
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