Mountain Desert District hosts a Building Beloved Community event in January of each year. This is a chance for religious professionals and laypeople to gather and explore a specific topic related to building the world we wish to see.

Click on each of these past events for related resources (under construction!):

  • 2014: Who Are Our Neighbors?
    • Facilitated by Rev. Lois Van Leer, minister in Woodinville, WA, & Chad Beyer, Managing Partner of InclusionWorks.
    • Add-On workshop facilitated by Rev. Deborah Holder: Social Change as Religious Vocation: The Fruits of the Radical Spirit
  • 2013: Love Beyond Belief
    • Featured Presenter: Rev. Dr. Thandeka
    • Add-On workshop: Our Hearts Speak, Are We Listening?
  • 2012: The Resilient Power of Stories
    • Facilitated by Unitarian Universalist minister Jan Christian and Scholar-activist James Tracy.
  • 2011: Social Change in a Multicultural World
    • Featured Presenter: Janice Marie Johnson, UUA Multicultural Growth Director
  • 2010: Nurturing Communitas, Building Solidarity: What’s in Your Toolbox?
    • The Gospel of Holly Near: What’s In Your Tool Kit?
    • Ministry on the Borderlands
  • 2009: How Do We Talk About Race, Class & Privilege?
    • Presentations by Class Action, a national non-profit organization that inspires action to end classism
    • Dr. Vincent Harding, scholar-activist and founder of the Veterans of Hope Project, Iliff School of Theology.