Michael J. Crumpler

Full name: Rev. Michael J. Crumpler

LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director

LGBTQ and Multicultural Ministries in Ministries and Faith Development

Email: mcrumpler@uua.org

Telephone: (617) 948-6417

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Rev. Michael J. Crumpler joined the UUA in early 2017. Shortly thereafter, he was ordained to Reverend in the United Church of Christ. Michael lives in Harlem and is very active in social justice ministry at the historic Judson Memorial Church of New York City and the surrounding queer community. He is most passionate about intersectional ministry centered in blackness, queerness, HIV/AIDS, economic justice, and emotional well-being.

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi hosted a hearing with the Poor People's Campaign on September 26, 2018. Rev. Michael Crumpler represented the UUA at this event, and offered his testimony along with Darin Brooks, a fast food worker involved with the Poor People's Campaign. Below is a...

By Michael J. Crumpler | October 16, 2018 | From Uplift

It is my greatest privilege to introduce our new Multicultural Ministries intern from Harvard Divinity School, Jade Sylvan. Jade will be assisting the UUA Multicultural Ministries Office with LGBTQ and Intercultural programs. ...

By Michael J. Crumpler | October 12, 2018 | From Uplift

On this 30th Anniversary of National Coming Out Day, let us “come out“ in support of our sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers, neighbors and friends courageously living their truth by committing to act in solidarity and give generously to causes affirming our inherit worth and dignity.

By Michael J. Crumpler | October 10, 2018 | From Uplift

The demon that rapes you has a way of making its home within you. You spend the remainder of your life laboring to exorcize this demon that is not you. Today, this demon was exorcised as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford sat before the world and uttered her truth.

By Michael J. Crumpler | September 27, 2018 | From Uplift

A new approach to Welcome Renewal has come! To learn how to begin the Five Practices of Welcome Renewal at your congregation, please attend one (or more) of our monthly orientations.

Webinar | By Michael J. Crumpler | September 23, 2018 | From Uplift
Tagged as: Welcome & Inclusion for LGBTQ, Welcoming Congregation Program, LGBTQ Welcome & Equality

It is our fault as people of faith that the virus is what it is in the world. American religion, both liberal and conservative, is responsible for the rapid spread of AIDS in the 1980s and the 500K deaths by 1990.

By Michael J. Crumpler | September 6, 2018 | From Uplift

This reflection comes from Rev. Michael J. Crumpler, UUA's LGBTQ and Intercultural Programs Manager in Multicultural Growth and Witness....

By Michael J. Crumpler | May 15, 2018 | From Uplift

On this World AIDS Day, as Unitarian Universalists we reaffirm our belief in “the inherent worth and dignity of every person.” We reaffirm our commitment to remember the 35 million lives to HIV and AIDS. We reaffirm our commitment to celebrate the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS. We reaffirm our commitment to build a world of zero new HIV and AIDS infections by 2030. May it be so!

By Michael J. Crumpler | November 30, 2017 | From Uplift
Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, LGBTQ Issues

The UUA condemns the Nashville Statement in the strongest terms. It is spiritually damaging and culturally oppressive to all people.

By Michael J. Crumpler | September 29, 2017 | From Uplift
Tagged as: LGBTQ Welcome & Equality

When faced with unfair taxation after the death of her same-sex spouse, Edie Windsor stood for the right not to be overtaxed or undertaxed because of who you love and how you love.

By Michael J. Crumpler | September 29, 2017 | From Uplift
Tagged as: Marriage Equality, LGBTQ Welcome & Equality

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