When we recount our Unitarian Universalist history, it is often a story of leaders, pioneers, and crusaders for change. But what is our role when the movement for justice intentionally centers voices other than our own, and we are asked to follow, rather than lead? This MLK Day, we will focus on the deep spiritual grounding required of us to work as followers, companions, and supporters in solidarity with movements for racial justice.
Rev. Ashley Horan is the Executive Director of the Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance (MUUSJA). Before moving back to her home state in 2014, she served for two years as the Consulting Minister of the Universalist Unitarian Church of Joliet, IL. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner, the Rev. Karen Hutt, and their two children.