“A Radical Welcome?” ~

“A Radical Welcome?” 

“A Radical Welcome” Radical welcome is even more important now as we navigate our changing world. We understand that true faith-filled welcome is not just about the experience of the first-time visitor, it’s about fostering a deep sense of belonging in all who are part of our faith communities. But expanding the circle of belonging takes more than a checklist of wheelchair ramps, pronouns on name badges, and singing the occasional hymn in Spanish. It takes radical welcome and culture shift that transforms our hearts. Zr. Alex Kapitan is a lay community minister, a queer and trans lifelong UU, co-leader of the Transforming Hearts Collective, and co-creator of the online course Transgender Inclusion in Congregations, which many members of Arizona congregations have been engaging with this year through UUJAZ. Alex previously worked for many years at the UUA’s national office supporting Welcoming Congregation, anti-racism, and social justice programming.

Zr. Alex Kapitan, Lay Minister preaching. UUJAZ sponsored. Hosted by: Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker and Janine Gelsinger, with music from Roomie Wood and Rebecca Prizznick.

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