Starr King School is offering a 5-day immersion class in Unitarian Universalist polity – or method of governance – alongside the General Assembly of UU’s in Charlotte, NC.
Led by Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie, a UUA trustee, UU minister and core faculty member at Starr King School, this class is designed for everyone – especially seminary students, religious educators and lay leaders – who wants an in-depth experience of their identity as a Unitarian Universalist.
The Polity Immersion Class will run from June 22-26, 2011 at the Charlotte, North Carolina Convention Center. In addition to class time together, participants will attend plenary sessions, mini-assemblies and worship services (on one’s own or with classmates) to explore how changing cultures and theologies of leadership, authority and church shape our institutions; how polity helps or hinders our commitment to social justice; what the historical roots are for many of our traditions; and how to bring back the insights and learning from the class to home congregations and communities.
The setting at General Assembly will allow all involved to move beyond past history towards an understanding of what it takes to be an effective and responsible political actor in contemporary UU settings.
Registration for the UU Polity Immersion Class is open from May 23 to June 3, 2011.