What’s happening on campus?
With the trial of Derek Chauvin beginning on March 8th, our nation – and especially the Twin Cities – will again be confronted with the trauma of racism, police brutality, and white supremacy in America. Our communities will face the images of George Floyd’s death yet again, long once more for justice, and experience emotions ranging from rage to hope. In anticipation of this moment, we gather to address important questions such as: How can communities of color respond in the midst of the images and issues that will be circulated during the trial? What role should clergy and community leaders play in providing care and critical consciousness raising in this moment? How can public conversations among faith leaders of all races disrupt systems of oppression and empower us to break these cycles of violence? Event details and registration here.
Members of the United community are invited to join The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. CST. Take a half an hour each week to be present with God, your Self, and others. Develop your personal practice and discover how deepened awareness and greater emotional and spiritual balance enable you to engage more fully, creatively and energetically in the essential work of God’s Beloved Community. To learn more or to get on the weekly reminder email, contact Rev. Emily Meyer:ministrylab@
The United Pagans group seeks to facilitate mutual support and conversation between students who are under the broad umbrella of Neopaganism (i.e., Pagans, Heathens, Wiccans, Druids, etc.). We also foster a space for sharing ritual notes, ideas about chaplaincy, and interfaith engagement. While our focus is on Neopaganism, we also welcome any United student who is Pagan-friendly/curious/
This hybrid week, take a break from your work and join us for a night of connection and storytelling! There’s no need to have a story prepared beforehand — attendees will learn about the storytelling process and have the opportunity to workshop stories in small groups with the option of sharing them at the end of the evening. Lead by the effervescent Alaina Hoffman!