Peter Bowden at UU Growth Lab asks “How are we as Unitarian Universalists and as UU congregations called to show up in response to Ferguson?”
my response: stop the ‘Privileged Brightly Colored White Religious Leaders Go Slumming aka Visit a Black Hotspot’ meme. give up the White Christian Clergy Privilege.
copy black & brown resistance.
get stopped by the police in your car, roll the window down an inch, tell the cop you fear for your life, deny them search, then fear for your life & do only what’s required by law. get arrested in a real way on your own real unplanned worst time.
live it. don’t fake it.
resistance is the secret of joy
– Alice Walker
ps. what else you can do:
use your own funds to send a black or brown member of your
congregation, or a neighboring congregation, to go to Ferguson.
give hir your own clerical collar & stole to wear there to promote
‘the priesthood of all believers’ & class equity.