July 22 – Whose is the face of god?

Rev. Jason Lydon

In June of this year, a group of psychologists at the University of North Carolina released a report after surveying over 500 people in the US, finding that the most common face of god is a young white man. We will reflect together on what it means for UUs, humanists and theists alike, to respond to this image of god. How do we engage in cultural theological work to dismantle white supremacy and to see the divine and beauty in all?

Rev. Jason Lydon is a Unitarian Universalist community minister. He and his partner, along with their cat and dog, moved to Chicago in summer 2017. Prior to moving, Jason had been living in the Boston area more than 30 years. In 2005, Jason founded Black&Pink, an open family LGBT/HIV+ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Now Jason is on the steering committee of the UU Prison Ministry of Illinois and is dedicated to lifting up an anti-racist, abolitionist, queer liberation theology in Unitarian Universalism.