Hispanic Ministry Conference (UU)

Meadville-Lombard, one of two Unitarian Universalist seminaries located in Chicago is hosting what may be the first UU Hispanic Ministry Conference November 3-6, 2005 (the same weekend as the 4th Annual DRUUMM Conference in New Jersey).  The event is being organized by the UUMA Hispanic Ministry Caucus, of which I know little about but will try to find more.  The UU Ministers’ Association website has this to say:

Drinking From Our Own Wells: Celebration, lamentation, community, and ministry in Latino/a and Hispanic Unitarian Universalist theologies.

A first ever gathering of the members of the UUMA Hispanic Ministry Caucus and the first ever formal gathering of Hispanic, and Latino and Latina ministers and students in our movement.

Participants will meet at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and are invited to write papers on the theme for presentation and discussion. The gathering will offer an opportunity to explore such themes as: Who are we? How do we understand ourselves? How does this affect how we do our ministry? What are the differences among us? What are the commonalities? and ultimately, What does it mean to us in our movement?

These papers will be gathered together for publication, and our gathering time and discussions will form the basis of a videotape.  For information contact: The Rev. Patricia Jimenez at revjimenez@earthlink.net

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