We are excited to announce the theme for the 2021 UUMA CENTER Institute for the Learning Ministry: Faith Empowering Resilience. The Institute will be held February 8-12, 2021 in San Diego, California. You can begin paying for housing now, and registration opens on December 15.
The CENTER team is interested in your proposals for potential workshops at the Institute. We are looking for workshops that can provide practical tools, that fill us spiritually, or help us understand the landscape we live in. Workshops can either be 6 hours (full) or 3 hours (half). Preference will be given to workshops that relate to the theme of Faith Empowering Resilience. If you have an idea for a workshop, please fill out the Request for Proposal form by October 18 with the title, description, how it relates to the theme, half or full workshop, and name and a brief bio of presenters. Please contact Darrick Jackson if you have any questions.
Will the presenters all be UU ministers/religious professionals? (Originally the concept of the institute was for us to learn from people we wouldn't necessarily know about or come in contact with - sometimes well-known, sometimes best-kept-secrets, but people with both deep expertise and proven success from relevant, but different, faith traditions, vocations and institutions. Are we still offering ourselves that range and level of ability and accomplishment to learn from?)