Rebecca Ann Parker

Rebecca Ann Parker is coauthor of the critically-acclaimed Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us and author of Blessing the World: What Can Save Us Now. An ordained United Methodist minister in dual fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association, she is president and professor of theology at Starr King School for the Ministry at the Graduate Theological Union. She lives in Oakland, California.

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An emotionally gripping combination of memoir and theology...

Book | By Rebecca Ann Parker, Rita Nakashima Brock | From Beacon Press
Tagged as: History

"There is a Love holding us." From Rebecca Parker's text, which Elizabeth Norton wrote as a hymn, "There Is a Love."...

Image | By Ellen Rockett, Rebecca Ann Parker | June 23, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Hope, Love, Presence, Transcendence

Sheet Music (PDF) for "There Is A Love." There is a love holding me / us. There is a love holding all that I / we love. There is a love holding all. I / We rest in this love.

Music | By Elizabeth H. Norton, Rebecca Ann Parker | July 31, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Awe, Direct Experience, Love, Peace, Power, Relationships, Seven Principles, Transcendence, Wonder

There is a love Holding me. There is a love Holding you. There is a love Holding all. I rest in this love. —Rebecca Parker, Unitarian Universalist...

Meditation | By Rebecca Ann Parker | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Transcendence

In the midst of a world marked by tragedy and beauty there must be those who bear witness against unnecessary destruction and who, with faith, rise and lead in freedom, with grace and power. There must be those who speak honestly and do not avoid seeing what must be seen of sorrow and outrage, or...

Meditation | By Rebecca Ann Parker | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Healing, Leadership, Love, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism, Wisdom

Excerpted from an essay originally published in Soul Work: Anti-Racist Theologies in Dialogue, eds. Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley and Nancy Palmer Jones, 171-98. Boston: Skinner House Books, 2003. Used with permission....

Handout | By Rebecca Ann Parker | December 10, 2011 | For Adults | From Building the World We Dream About
Tagged as: Adult Faith Development, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism, Racial Justice

There is no land promised to any of us other than the land already given, the world already here.

By Rebecca Ann Parker | June 27, 2010 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Nature, Spiritual Practice, UU Theology, Personal Inspiration

For almost 1,000 years, the Christian church emphasized paradise, not Crucifixion. How Christianity took a disastrous turn, and how we can rediscover paradise today.

Feature | By Rita Nakashima Brock, Rebecca Ann Parker | July 13, 2008 | From UU World
Tagged as: Sacrifice, UU Identity, UU Theology

Love demands justice; it can't simply be an emergency strategy when everything has gone wrong.

By Rebecca Ann Parker | July 9, 2006 | From Spirit
Tagged as: UU Theology

Witness for the things that make for peace.

By Rebecca Ann Parker | August 31, 2002 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Justice, Politics, UU Theology, Social Justice

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