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THE QUEST – VIRTUAL Pre-Service Discussion Group

August 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until September 6, 2020

The Quest is now VIRTUAL!

Join us on Zoom Sunday mornings at 9:30am to 10:30am before the 11am online Sunday Celebration Service on facebook live.

To join the discussion you will need to pre-register by emailing Zoe at UNY click here – PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

Sunday mornings before service, join us for a pre-service discussion group “THE QUEST”. The group is led by different Unity of New York teachers each week. The weekly discussions are based on a chosen book or topic.* All are welcome and encouraged to join the discussion and although the readings are recommended, no one is required to read the book being discussed in order to participate in the group discussion.   Join us for some fellowship before service and meet up with like-minded people on the spiritual path.

The book that is currently being discussed is “Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America”

Ground Rules & Guidelines

we are currently using in the Quest

NO CROSS TALK

It’s okay to speak about issues that others bring up, but we avoid sharing about the personal details of what anyone says

NO ADVICE OR FIXING

CONFIDENTIALITY

What is said here stays here.

SHARE THE TIME

Be aware of how much time you’re using to speak so others can talk too.

LISTEN EMPATHETICALLY

Listen with an open mind. Don’t rush to react. Take in what’s been said.

USE “I” STATEMENTS

STAY ON TOPIC

Rather than getting lost in a long personal story or changing the conversation to a completely different topic.

FOCUS ON ISSUES OVER PERSONALITIES

We focus on issues rather than specific politicians for example.

FEEL YOUR FEELINGS

Rather than trying to jump to our intellect, or to avoid a feeling some other way, we encourage you to feel your feelings as part of a Divine process of healing

PUSH PAST DISCOMFORT

Allow yourself to not know. Consider you may be in error. Feel a feeling without needing to get rid of it. Breathe through it.

RESOURCES

For more on The Beloved Community and Dr. King’s philosophy visit:

http://www.thekingcenter.org/king-philosophy

Unity Worldwide also has a resource page called STANDING TOGETHER which is excellent

Here is a link to a powerful valedictorian speech where Francine shares about her experience of racism. https://nextshark.com/valedictorian-addresses-racism-from-classmates/

An article that is relevant to our conversation is “What Is Owed “  by Nikole Hannah-Jones it is the New York Times Magazine dates 6.28.20. Here is the link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/magazine/behind-the-cover-what-is-owed.html?searchResultPosition=4

RECENTLY DISCUSSED IN THE QUEST:

Here is the Link mentioned about the YouTube Video on the Confederacy by Jeffrey Robinson

This is a good conversation on Race – podcast by Krista Tippett from On Being..
Music video shared at the top of class 7-26-20:
Shine by Tobe Nwigwe: https://youtu.be/uoIUnlFoySI

Details

Date:
August 9
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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