One of the privileges that come with leading Starr King is the chance to make common cause for justice with other African-American religious leaders. One such opportunity arose this past week when I attended the annual gathering of African American Presidents and Deans of Theological Schools in Raleigh, NC, sponsored by the Association of Theological Schools. In the course of our meeting, we agreed to issue a call to all theological school presidents and deans, entreating them to recognize and to seize this kairos moment – an opportune, sacred moment—to help bring justice and equity to all people.
I was honored to sign this document, and to bear witness to our Unitarian Universalist and multireligious values among my peers. You’ll find the link to the complete statement here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alton-b-pollard-iii-phd/an-open-letter-to-preside_19_b_6492328.html
Of course we all know that documents, however deeply felt, are not enough. We also know, however, that words have a power all their own. May these words inspire our colleagues in theological education to join us in struggle and in service to the world.