In these times, we deeply need faith communities dedicated to love and justice; committed to dismantling oppression; and compelled to live out radical welcome as a spiritual practice. In this service guest speaker Alex Kapitan will share how radical welcome isn’t about simply opening our (virtual or physical) doors or being friendly, it’s about creating spaces where each of us can bring our full selves forward and be transformed by our relationships with one another.
Zr. Alex Kapitan (pronouns: ze/per) is a lay community minister, a trans and queer lifelong UU, co-leader of the Transforming Hearts Collective, and founder of the project Radical Copyeditor. Alex worked for many years at the UUA’s national office on Welcoming Congregation, anti-racism, and social justice projects, and now does interfaith LGBTQ work and supports congregations in becoming places of radical welcome for all. Ze lives in western Massachusetts with a menagerie of furry and feathered friends.