Paula Cole Jones

Paula Cole Jones

360 Council Member

Paula Cole Jones serves as Interim Congregational Life Staff for the Central East Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. She is a lifelong member of All Souls Church, Unitarian, in Washington, DC.

My experience in this multicultural congregation led to involvement as a leader in antiracism, anti-oppression, and multicultural training and consulting with the Unitarian Universalist Association. I am a past President of Diverse & Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) and the founder of A Dialogue On Race& Ethnicity (ADORE).

Paula is the author of “Reconciliation as a Spiritual Discipline,” which appeared in the UU World magazine in 2004; a contributing author to three books, A People So Bold: Theology and Ministry for Unitarian Universalists, Darkening the Doorways, and Justice on Earth, which is this year’s UUA Common Read. Paula is the editor of Encounters: Poems about race, ethnicity and identity, published by Skinner House Books. Paula is co-author, along with Bruce Pollack-Johnson of the 8th Principle, which is being discussed by many UU congregations and has been adopted by some.

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