Beloved Community Communications Team
“SoulWork” is going to that deep place of truth and value, according to Rev. KP Hong. On Saturday morning, September 25, 2021, over 55 of us gathered for a rich and rewarding program to learn more about how our personal and communal spiritual development intersects with our goal of a multicultural antiracist community. Like the double helix of DNA, the two strands wind around each other and are inextricably linked to help us grow and live into our best selves.
KP, Laura Park, and Angela Wilcox of the Beloved Community Staff Team have been working on the “Double Helix Model of Faith Formation and Antiracism-Multiculturalism,” for many months. This tool is designed to help individuals and ministry teams look at how we work among ourselves at the intersection of “me” and “we,” and evolve in how we do racial justice work.
During the morning event, KP and Alfonso Wenker from Team Dynamics, and Angela and Laura took turns offering perspectives to help provide a framework for the new model. Then, we went into breakout rooms by ministry group and discussed the practices and rituals that bring us closer and connect us to the work we do together.
The Double Helix Model (below) helps us see that there is no dividing line between our faith and our actions. Watch for more information to come about Unity’s approach to connecting faith formation and racial justice — SoulWork.
Beloved Community Resources
Next Right Actions
Unity Justice Database
Team Dynamics House of Intersectionality
Anti-Racism Resources in the Unity Libraries Collection
Creative Writers of Color in Unity Libraries
The History of Race Relations and Unity Church, 1850-2005
Beloved Community Staff Team
In 2016, the Beloved Community Staff Team was formed at Unity Church to strengthen and coordinate Unity’s anti-racism and multi-cultural work, and to share the stories of this journey with the wider community. We commit to sharing the struggles, the questions, and the collaborations here at Unity and in the wider world of our faith and city. The current members of the team include Rev. KP Hong, Rev. Kathy Hurt, Barbara Hubbard, Drew Danielson, Laura Park, Angela Wilcox, Pauline Eichten, and Erika Sanders.