Takiyah Nur Amin

Full name: Dr. Takiyah Nur Amin

Takiyah Nur Amin

Dr. Takiyah Nur Amin (she/her/hers) is a dance scholar, educator, and academic success strategist. She has identified as a Unitarian Universalist for more than 20 years.

Dr. Amin's writing has been featured in UU World Magazine, on WorshipWeb, and in two edited volumes,Care for the World: Reflections on Community Ministry andBLUU Notes: An Anthology of Love, Justice and Liberation (co-edited with the Rev. Mykal Slack). Dr. Amin has been featured as the Odyssey speaker by the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA), as a keynote presenter at the Mosaic Makers: Leading Vital Multicultural Congregations National Conference and at several UU congregations, including Cedar Lane (Bethesda, MD), Unitarian Universalist Area Church (Sherborn, MA), River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Bethesda, MD), and at the Pennsylvania Universalist Convention (held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County).

Dr. Amin is a former Religious Education Assistant at the congregation in Blacksburg, VA, a graduate of the UUA’s Multicultural Leadership School, and a past facilitator for the Thrive Young Adult/Grow Racial Justice program. In her previous capacity as a member of the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) Organizing Collective Board, Dr. Amin led the development of the Harper-Jordan Memorial Symposium, the BLUU Daily Affirmations ministry, the BLUU Harbors/Havens project and created monthly content for BLUUBox, a vital resource for those seeking to grow and deepen their faith from a Black Unitarian Universalist perspective. As an academic success strategist, Dr. Amin has consulted on curriculum design and led faculty development for several colleges, universities, and seminaries through her company, Black Girl Brilliance, LLC. Currently, Dr. Amin serves the faith as a member of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee (MFC.)

From Takiyah Nur Amin

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If you’re seeking sacred Black “text” in our tradition, you have to examine the way our Black ancestors lived.

Reflection | By Takiyah Nur Amin | February 7, 2024 | From Braver/Wiser

Do we who are UUs really believe in the values of our faith enough to enact to them in bold, clear, and unequivocal ways?

Reflection | By Takiyah Nur Amin | June 23, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser

A reflection from the Side With Love Sunday worship service.

Homily | By Takiyah Nur Amin | March 10, 2021 | From WorshipWeb

We need to stop banishing embodiment from our worship.

By Takiyah Nur Amin | June 1, 2019 | From UU World

Six leaders reflect on activism and religious identity in a racially and politically charged era.

Feature | By Takiyah Nur Amin, Robin Bartlett, Ranwa Hammamy, Paul Rasor, Marilyn Sewell, Pamela Wat | November 1, 2017 | From UU World

As a Unitarian Universalist, Kwanzaa gives me—and my multifaith family—a chance to reflect on our commitments to our most deeply held principles.

By Takiyah Nur Amin | December 26, 2016 | From UU World

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