“Exploring Diversity” Dinners: Embracing our differences by knowing each other more deeply

by Rev. Jennifer Brooks. We UUs have a passion for social justice, and a desire to be welcoming to all who enter our doors. Yet sometimes, even with these wonderful intentions, we aren’t as welcoming as we’d like to be. It happened to me just a few months ago, when I was very new at UUCF. During our worship services, we sang “De Colores,” including the one verse in Spanish. Afterward, a number of congregants said how much they welcomed the chance to sing in Spanish and that Spanish was in fact their first language. Another member noted, gently, that I’d joked about “doing our best” with the Spanish, thus implying […]