Rosemary Bray McNatt

The Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt became President of Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA on July 1, 2014. For 13 years, she was Senior Minister of The Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York, a 175-year old Unitarian Universalist congregation on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she is a graduate of Yale University and Drew Theological Seminary.

From Rosemary Bray McNatt

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By no means are we [Unitarian Universalists] perfect; we often fail as much as we succeed. Yet even when "we have broken our vows a thousand times,"* we return to this essential work of justice and liberation for all. We do the work best when we remember what church is and what it is not....

Affirmation | By Rosemary Bray McNatt | July 16, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Identity, Justice, Living Our Faith, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism

Unitarian Universalist ministers reflect on the nature of evil.

By William F. Schulz, Rosemary Bray McNatt, Marisol Caballero | November 1, 2018 | From UU World
Tagged as: Evil

Worship Leader: In this moment of worship we call to mind those times of failure and regret common to all of us. We remember first, in silence, those times when we have failed to do all that we meant to do, or through our actions failed to be all we were meant to be....

Prayer of Confession | By Rosemary Bray McNatt | March 31, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Grace, Healing, Integrity, Living Our Faith, Relationships, Responsibility, Self-Respect, Unitarian Universalism

He phoned more than an hour ago to say he was on his way home. But I have yet to hear the scrape of the iron gate, the rattling keys, so I worry. Most married women fret about a tardy husband: black women like myself worry more....

Reflection | By Rosemary Bray McNatt | March 29, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), America, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Family, Fear, Home, Humanism, Multiculturalism, Oppression, Privilege, Race/Ethnicity, Secular, Unitarian Universalism

For just as the body without the spirit is dead, faith without works is also dead. —James 2:26 Why are we still talking about inclusivity and diversity when we have done so little to make them real? Why are we still looking pained about the lack of diversity in the denomination?...

Meditation | By Rosemary Bray McNatt | May 22, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Acceptance, Challenge, Diversity, Inclusion, Justice, Living Our Faith, Peace, Unity, Work

Theodore Parker did more to establish our justice-seeking heritage than anyone else, but he did so out of his own struggle to understand God.

By Rosemary Bray McNatt | March 17, 2015 | From UU World
Tagged as: UU Identity, UU Theology

What Unitarian Universalism looks like, twenty years from now.

By Rosemary Bray McNatt | March 8, 2015 | From UU World
Tagged as: Families & Faith Development, Living Our Faith, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity, Anti-Racism, Social Justice

Unitarian Universalists must boldly participate in the religious marketplace of ideas.

Feature | By Rosemary Bray McNatt | December 4, 2011 | From UU World
Tagged as: Culture, UU Theology

We must admit that Unitarian Universalism has a specific, sometimes alienating culture, and we must change it.

Feature | By Rosemary Bray McNatt | February 21, 2010 | From UU World
Tagged as: Change, Culture, Race/Ethnicity, Faith Development

Contemporary authors have yet to plumb the true depths of Unitarian Universalist ministers' lives.

By Rosemary Bray McNatt | February 7, 2010 | From Ideas
Tagged as: Culture

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