Class bias among Unitarian Universalist has often been seen and an impenetrable reality of our association. Is it or can we explore why? This sermon will explore the history and current realities of class bias in America and pose some suggestions to address this schism.
Reverend Karen Hutt is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, a credentialed Clinical Pastoral Educator and a Board Certified Chaplain. She was a co-founder and co-pastor of Church of the Open Door, a dual-affiliated UCC/UU congregation that served Chicago’s Black LGBTQ population from 1997-2005. Rev. Hutt went on to serve as a chaplain and Clinical Pastoral Educator in several large hospital systems in Chicago and Minneapolis. She has been published in the Journal for Reflective Practice and Supervision. From 2005-2014 she served as the part-time Executive Director of Companions Journeying Together, Inc., an interfaith prison ministry that worked with clients in prisons and jails around the state of Illinois. She is editor of The Call to Care: Essays by UU Chaplains. Rev. Hutt lives in Minneapolis with her partner, Rev. Ashley Horan and their two children.