Respectful Honoring: Exploring Cultural (Mis) Appropriation within Our Unitarian Universalist Community
Our Unitarian Universalist movement is often proud of our engagement with different religious and cultural traditions. Our hymnal has songs and readings from a variety of our ethnic backgrounds and religions but are we fully understanding and respectful of how those cultures used these elements. What gives us the right to even use songs, readings, and rituals from other cultures? There are few easy answers to these questions and sadly too many examples of mistakes we Unitarian Universalists have made regarding this.
This worship service will explore some of our learnings about how we can engage more respectfully with different cultural practices in our religious community.