Qiyamah A. Rahman


 Qiyamah A. Rahman

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Director of Contextual Ministry, Meadville/Lombard Theological Seminary

Qiyamah A. Rahman, MDiv ‘08 was ordained at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, North Carolina in October, 2007. She has been a Unitarian Universalist since 1992 and served as District Executive in the Thomas Jefferson District of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1999 to 2005.

She is an avid reader and writer and is working on a series documenting the Presence of African American women in Unitarian Universalism (see her essays in Dorothy May Emerson’s books, Glorious Women: Award-Winning Sermons about Women and Standing Before Us: Unitarian Universalist Women and Social Reform 1776-1936).

Qiyamah holds a doctorate from Clark Atlanta University’s Africana Women’s Studies with a major in gender and development and a minor in feminist/womanist theory. Her dissertation research is titled, By the Shores of Babylon We Wept: An Exploration of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Institutional Response to Clergy Sexual Misconduct Between 1992 to 2005. Qiyamah’s most recent publication is a short bio on Fatima Meer, a celebrated South African Muslim activist, published in the Encyclopedia of Women in World History by Oxford Press.

She has three adult children, Libra, Kaleema and Muhammad, and a grandson, Brandon. She currently lives in Hyde Park with her traveling companion/cat, Lili.

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