If you ask most people in the United States – and most UUs – about their class background, they will tell you that they are middle class. This is true whether the person is a medical doctor, an hourly worker barely getting by financially, a 30-something with multiple vacation homes, or an Ivy League graduate. Different class backgrounds, as is true of other core characteristics, give us different individual treasures but also different points of reference and points of view. Class is often the elephant in the room for us as UUs when we try to create and sustain thriving, welcoming faith communities. Talking about class helps UUs get real about privilege and access by building on our faith community’s ongoing diversity and anti-oppression work – from race to gender to sexual orientation – by exploring the little considered, and almost taboo, subject of class.