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“Art and Organizing: La Lucha Sigue” with Ricardo Pérez Gonzalez

Artist and activist Ricardo Pérez Gonzalez is United’s inaugural artist-organizer-in-residence, and has served both our Leadership Center for Social Justice and the Theology and Arts program since last fall. He has also been facilitating our monthly arts and social transformation lunches. Now we want to celebrate Ricardo with an exhibit of and talk about his work.  Born and raised in Mexico, Ricardo is a self-taught mixed media artist with more ...

The Ministry Lab: Envisioning Ecumenical Possibilities for Anti-Racism

Clergy, faith formation ministers, other congregational leaders, and the whole United community, are invited to a panel discussion including anti-racism and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leaders from the ELCA, PC(USA), and UCC of Minnesota. Explore approaches to anti-racism work appropriate for diverse settings and leave inspired, with applicable resources for your congregation—no matter where you are in your anti-racism work. This is offered as a collaboration between United’s Anti-Racist Initiatives ...

Organizing in the Spirit of Accompaniment | 2023 Symposium Week

In this lecture and workshop, Dr. Ry Siggelkow, Director of the Leadership Center for Social Justice, and Ricardo Pérez, the Leadership Center's artist-organizer in residence, explore what contemporary lessons we can learn from Ella Baker, the work of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Zapatistas for organizing today. After introducing these figures and movements, we will lift up and explore together some of their common principles and practices that might inform efforts of “organizing in the spirit of accompaniment” today.

Reorienting Ourselves to the Reality of Not Yet | 2023 Symposium Week

As part of Symposium Week (October 23–25), United is hosting a public-facing event on Monday, October 23. This panel, titled “Reorienting Ourselves to the Reality of Not Yet,” will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Gary F. Green II, United’s director of anti-racist initiatives and assistant professor of pastoral theology and social transformation. “Reorienting Ourselves to the Reality of Not Yet” is a public event that officially launches the second wave ...

MDiv Degree Learning Outcomes

A graduate of United’s Master of Divinity degree program will be able to: interpret a selected passage from a selected religious text from multiple historical and contemporary perspectives and using one or more critical methods, demonstrating understanding of the influence of their own situatedness on that interpretation; critically interpret, analyze and reflect on a selected theological text or perspective in its historical context as well as through the lens of ...

MA Degree Learning Outcomes

A graduate of United’s Master of Arts degree program will be able to: interpret a selected passage from a selected religious text from multiple historical and contemporary perspectives and using one or more critical methods, demonstrating understanding of the influence of their own situatedness on that interpretation; critically interpret, analyze and reflect on a selected theological text or perspective in its historical context as well as through the lens of ...

MAL Degree Learning Outcomes

A graduate of United’s Master of Arts in Leadership degree program will be able to: interpret a selected passage from a selected religious text from multiple historical and contemporary perspectives and using one or more critical methods, demonstrating understanding of the influence of their own situatedness on that interpretation; critically interpret, analyze and reflect on a selected theological text or perspective in its historical context as well as through the ...