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Diversity and Inclusion Team Chair | Shannon Boston

DiversityCongratulations to our Executive Director of Lifespan Religious Education, Shannon Boston! At this year’s UUA General Assembly, she was elected as the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Team for the continental Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA)!

The DIT supports the LREDA Board and membership by informing them on issues pertaining to six areas of linked oppression: race, class, gender identity, affectional orientation, ethnicity and abilities. LREDA is professional organization for Religious Educators across the continent whose mission is to advocate for and support professional religious educators, advance the field of Unitarian Universalist faith development, engage in the transformative power of shared ministry, and challenge systems of oppression.

I am greatly honored to be in leadership with this group as the chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Team.  I joined the five-member DIT group two years ago, served as the Fall Conference Planning Liaison last year, and was asked this year to serve a two-year term as chair of team which advises, collaborates, and assists the LREDA Board on matters of linked oppression,” Shannon said. “My journey at All Souls finds me well-grounded to work toward these goals and spread Love Beyond Belief throughout the association.”

Shannon is a life-long member of All Souls and has lead our Children’s Religious Education program for decades and in many capacities. We are honored to have you leading the way for our children, youth, and fellow UU religious educators.

All Souls Children’s and Youth Programs (CYP) fosters lifelong exploration of religious thought and values through spiritual development by means of free inquiry, mutual respect, and responsible behavior. We have Children’s and Youth programs most Sundays throughout the year and all children are welcome! We welcome everyone regardless of race, culture, economic status, gender identity or sexual orientation. As an extension of this welcoming attitude, we call our children and youth by the name and gender pronouns they prefer. Learn more about All Souls Children’s and Youth programs by visiting on Sundays or our website.

Read more from our Youth and our Coming of Age class about their Boston Pilgrimage.

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