LREDA Professional Day
June 22-23, 2020

Virtual Conference

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2020 Professional Day Registration

Threading the Needle …Learning to center compassion, grace, and liberation is not an easy task for religious professionals in this polarized climate. As Unitarian Universalists, we have an opportunity to create a container to learn how to center liberation, while affirming that we will make mistakes on the journey. How do we de-center whiteness, while not misappropriating? How do we acknowledge power differentials and social locations of each other, while holding each other with compassion?
Monday, 6/22 - one session (2.25 hrs) 9:30 PT/ 10:30 MT/11:30 CT/ 12:30 ET
Tuesday, 6/23 - two sessions (each 1.5 hrs) 9:30 PT/ 10:30 MT/ 11:30 CT/ 12:30 ET AND 1:00 PT/ 2:00 MT/ 3:00 CT/4:00 ET

Previous Professional Day Programs





2019 Fahs Collaborative: Joy Berry and Mark Hicks

Congregational Faith Formation – Growing in Faith, from "I" to "We”

 Spokane, WA


Juana Bordas

Embracing a Life of Purpose and Sacred Service

Kansas City, MO
2017 Rev. Deanna Vandiver

Resist and Rejoice: Faith Formation in a Time of Radical Awakening

New Orleans, LA


Carey McDonald

Carey McDonald with Dr. Tony McDonald, Religious Education as a Growth Strategy (download powerpoint

Columbus, OH
2015 Susan Katz Miller

Interfaith Family Project

Portland, OR


Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed

The Ignored, the Naive and the Innocent:
Supporting our Children as They Navigate a Multicultural World (download powerpointkeynote)

Providence, RI


Excellence in Shared Ministry Task Force

Excellence in Shared Ministry Practices, Final Report

Louisville, KY
2012 Louise Derman-Sparks Justice GA: Anti-bias education with young children and families Phoenix, AZ
2011 Dr. Mark Hicks and others Training and workshops on emerging RE initiatives Charlotte, NC
2010 Dale McGowan "Warping and Woofing through the Human Tapestry" Minneapolis, MN
2009 Rev. Dr. Nancy Crumbine "Religious Education: The Heartbeat of Our Movement" Salt Lake City, UT
2008 Joseph Cornell Finding the Divine in Nature Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2007 Rev. Meg Barnhouse Your Surly Inner Waitress's Guide to Keeping Your Sanity Portland, OR


*Several of the above speakers were also Fahs Lecturers in the same year. See our Sophia Lyon Fahs Lecture page as well.