Periodically, UUSC hosts webinars with program updates and training for volunteers. Recordings of past webinars are available here for viewing, along with related files.

Date Title Description
March 2017 The Path Toward Sanctuary: A Practical Guide This webinar discusses the “nuts and bolts” of becoming a sanctuary congregation for those that have already discerned that they have the capacity and commitment to continue down this path. It also includes the experiences of ministers whose congregations have undergone the process of becoming a sanctuary church and those who have found other ways to take action for rights of immigrants and refugees.
Feb 2017 Faithful Discernment: Is Your Congregation Called to Offer Sanctuary? What does it mean to become a sanctuary congregation and what factors to consider in assessing whether your congregation is able to answer this call to solidarity? As becoming a sanctuary congregation is one of the many ways to be in solidarity with those most at risk in this new political landscape, it also offers additional resources and ideas for taking action.
Jan 2017 Solidarity and Sanctuary: A Survey of Options for Action Wondering what your options might be for effective congregational action in a heightened time of hostility and violence and possible deportations? This webinar reviews a survey of strategies appropriate for congregations of many sizes and political contexts. Hear from grassroots leaders from communities at highest risk and learn about inspiring examples of what some UU congregations are already doing.
Oct 2016 Addressing hateful speech and polarization in our communities and schools In the second webinar of the Defying Hate Webinar Series we explored how we might create a different environment by reshaping the narrative of our deeply polarized society.
Sept 2016 Continuing the Sharps’ legacy of moral courage This special “sneak peek” first webinar of our Defying Hate Webinar Series can help you and your congregation make the most of the PBS documentary: “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War.” The film tells the story of the heroic actions taken by UUSC co-founders the Sharps.
Nov 2012 Webinar: Blogging and Social Media for UUSC Volunteers This training webinar is about how to write a blog post and promote it on social media.