Hope Johnson

Full name: Rev Dr. Hope Johnson

Hope Johnson

Hope Johnson was a beloved elder in Unitarian Universalism. She served as the Congregational Life Consultant for the UUA's Central East Region and the Southern Region. She brought specialties in conflict resolution and multicultural congregational development.

She was also the former minister of UU Congregation of Central Nassau, NY, where she served for 15 years. Previously, she served as Minister of Spiritual Life at the First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, New York and Director of Religious Education at the First Unitarian of Brooklyn, New York. She also brought a wealth of experience from her years of wider UUA leadership, including the UUA Appointments Committee, the UUA Nominating Committee, the UUMA Continental Good Offices team, and a variety of UU College of Social Justice leadership positions, just to name a few.

Hope Johnson passed away in November, 2020.

From Hope Johnson

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The Living Legacy Project’s mission is to provide experiential education about the American Civil Rights Movement that challenges, inspires, and equips people from diverse backgrounds and identities for justice work in their communities and beyond in order to create a just and equitable world fre...

Immersion Experience | By Gordon D. Gibson, Judy Gibson, Annette S. Marquis, Janice Marie Johnson, Hope Johnson, Carlton Elliott Smith | June 1, 2022 | For Youth, Adults | From The Mosaic
Tagged as: UU History, Civil Rights & Religious Liberty, Anti-Racism, Voting Rights, History

We are one, a diverse group of proudly kindred spirits, here not by coincidence but because we choose to journey together.

Affirmation | By Hope Johnson | February 3, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Commitment, Community, Humanism, Relationships, Seven Principles, Unity, WorshipWeb, Worship

I’ve been thinking a lot about how tired I am of hearing words that include black, dark, and more, used in a negative way even as we proclaim that Black Lives Matter.

By Hope Johnson | October 12, 2020 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Racial Justice & Multicultural Ministries

I’ve been thinking a lot about how tired I am of hearing words that include black, dark, and more, used in a negative way even as we proclaim that Black Lives Matter. How much time and effort do we give to contextualizing our use of those words that have the power to turn

By Hope Johnson | October 9, 2020 | From Southern Region

“Everyone wants to feel appreciated. For many, appreciation is just saying thank you. But appreciation only begins with saying thanks. True appreciation is not only recognizing someone’s excellent efforts and contribution. The term actually means “to recognize and enjoy” a person’s value...

By Hope Johnson | November 11, 2019 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Social Justice, Support and Caring in Congregations

Although there will undoubtedly be a few more warm days ahead, Autumn has started weaving brilliantly colored autumnal threads. This season does not work especially well for me because winter is, for me, a harsh and cold season.

By Hope Johnson | September 30, 2019 | From Better Together

We live in frightening times. We are, on a daily basis, made aware of the fact that horrendous events happen moment by moment. In those instances, we can be re-traumatized and/or challenged in ways that we try to come to grips with, and not shy away from.

By Connie Goodbread, Hope Johnson | August 8, 2019 | From Southern Region

“Walls and Windows” by Judy Small and Pat Humphries is one of my favorite songs. It is described as “an anti-war song written from a woman’s perspective. The song asks that we recognize ourselves in the people, who are on the other side of the fence”

By Hope Johnson | March 25, 2019 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Solidarity in Immigration Justice, Social Justice

“Walls and Windows” by Judy Small and Pat Humphries is one of my favorite songs. The lyrics include: “Did you sing your children lullabies to calm their fears at night? Did you hold them gently 'til they went to sleep? Did you plant in them the seeds of hope for new and better lives?

By Hope Johnson | March 5, 2019 | From Southern Region

An interview with Rev. Hope Johnson, one of two women of color granted emerita status in 2018.

By Hope Johnson, Janice Marie Johnson, UUA LGBTQ and Multicultural Ministries, Ministries and Faith Development | August 17, 2018 | From Justice and Inclusion
Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Ministerial Transitions, Racial Justice & Multicultural Ministries

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