Qiyamah Rahman

Full name: Rev Dr. Qiyamah Rahman

HOPE for Us Conflict Engagement Team Coach

HOPE for Us Conflict Engagement Team in Congregational Life

Email: qrahman@uua.org

Reverend Dr. Qiyamah A. Rahman in an ornate pulpit

Rev. Dr. Qiyamah A. Rahman

Reverend Dr. Qiyamah A. Rahman, is the Executive Director of SisterSouurce. She is a Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister residing in St. Croix, VI where she served the UU Fellowship of St. Croix from 2012 to 2018.

Inspired by the Interfaith and social justice witness of UUism, Rev. Qiyamah A. Rahman devotes her primary research to the richly diverse narratives of Black UU women and girls. She has conducted research on violence against women in Ghana, South Africa and the United States.

Rev. Dr. Rahman challenges us to expand our scholarship on the presence of UU Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOCs). Rev. Qiyamah was the Minn’s Lecturer for 2020 and presented three lectures on Black UU women and Black UU clergy women.

She is the author of The Rough Side of the Mountain:Black Women's Ministries in Unitarian Universalism. She has published several essays on Francis Ellen Watkins Harper, a Black female Unitarian, abolitionist, author and activist in the 1800s. Qiyamah earned her Bachelor’s in Education and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan. She has a Masters of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School and a doctorate of Arts from Clark Atlanta University in Africana Women’s Studies. She has three children, and two grand children.

From Qiyamah Rahman

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This guide is mainly for BIPOC people who are new to Unitarian Universalism, but also for those who want to become more connected with other BIPOC UUs.

Study Guide | By Qiyamah Rahman | March 22, 2023 | From The Mosaic
Tagged as: Membership in Congregations, Multiculturalism

The ocean has many different faces, which I’ve encountered close-up while living on the island of St. Croix. It is a playground for our water sports like swimming, paddle boarding, surfing, water skiing, and boating. It is a home for many species of birds and animals. The ocean can transport us...

By Qiyamah Rahman | May 15, 2018
Tagged as: Families & Faith Development, Faith Development

Now is the time to call on the memories of the ancestors who thought they ­could not walk another step ­toward freedom—and yet they did. It is that time and place to call on the memories of the ancestors who, when the darkness of their lives threatened to take away the hope and light, reached a...

Poetry | By Qiyamah Rahman | April 26, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Calling, Connections, Generations, History, Power, Purpose, Responsibility

Learning to practicie helpful and healthy behaviors allows us to act on our stated beliefs and values.

Leader Resource | By Qiyamah Rahman | June 11, 2005 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Covenant, Healthy Behavior

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