Stories for the Journey

The Presence of Black Women in Unitarianism, Universalism, and Unitarian Universalism

We strive for inclusivity and equality whenever we gather as people of faith. In this service, we will reflect upon those Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist women of African descent who have made contributions to our faith tradition, and lift up their stories. Many of you will be familiar with some of them, while others will be hearing some of their names for the first time.   The Rev. Dr. Qiyamah A. Rahman is a Unitarian Universalist minister who currently resides in Atlanta. She has recently relocated from St. Croix, VI, where she served as the minister at the UU Fellowship of St. Croix for six years. She is presently compiling an anthology on Black UU Women Clergy for Skinner House Press. She is a recipient of the Minns Lecture Series and will be presenting a series of lectures in the fall of 2020 on the presence of Black UU Women. Her interests include writing, research, social justice, sustainable living, elder-hood, and gardening. She earned a Bachelor’s of Education (University of Michigan); Master’s of Social Work (University of Michigan); Master’s of Divinity (Meadville Lombard Theological School); and Doctorate of Arts in Humanities (Clark Atlanta University) in Africana Women’s Studies. She has three children and two grandchildren.