Kristen L. Harper

Full name: Rev Dr. Kristen L. Harper

The Rev. Dr. Kristen L. Harper

The Rev. Dr. Kristen Harper is the minister of the Unitarian Church of Barnstable where she has served for nineteen years, having previously served the Unitarian Universalist Society of the Daytona Beach Area. She graduated from Meadville Lombard Theological School in 1999 and lives with her two cats, Tristan and Advent, in Marstons Mills, Massachusetts.

From Kristen L. Harper

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I cannot assume anything when you welcome me into your spaces with suspicion and fear.

Poetry | By Kristen L. Harper | March 15, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: #8thPrinciple, #BlackLivesMatter, Anti-Oppression, Justice, Oppression, Race/Ethnicity, WorshipWeb, Worship

We need a new theology of darkness—a new way to relate to the darkness, blackness, and brownness that surrounds us.

By Kristen L. Harper | December 1, 2021 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Faith, Religion, UU Theology, Anti-Racism

Poet Kristen Harper confronts and unpacks the language, imagery, buzzwords, and cultural touchstones that reinforce white supremacy culture and invites readers to radically transform their perceptions of blackness.

Book | By Kristen L. Harper | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Justice, Multiculturalism, Anti-Oppression, Multiculturalism

On August 25, 1619, the ship the White Lion arrived at Point Comfort, now known as Fort Monroe National Monument in Hampton, Virginia. The ship contained enslaved Africans. This is the first recorded arrival of Africans in America....

Affirmation | By Kristen L. Harper | October 10, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), America, Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb, Direct Experience, History, Juneteenth, Oppression, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity

I do not wish to breathe another breath if it is not shared with others. The breath of life is not mine alone. I brought myself to be with you, hoping that by inhaling the compassion, the courage, the hope found here, I can exhale the fear, the selfishness, the separateness I keep so close to my...

Affirmation | By Kristen L. Harper | August 22, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Awe, Body, Direct Experience, Humanism, Interdependence, Intimacy, Relationships, Reverence, Secular, Unity

Look at the way you see me.

Reflection | By Kristen L. Harper | October 28, 2012 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Personal Stories, Personal Inspiration

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