The Promise in the Desert

Rev. Ranwa Hammamy presents 

“The Promise in the Desert”

With Elizabeth DeCoux as Worship Leader

Our world is in a time of difficult & transformative reckoning. We are all living through and creating a moment in history when the deepest systemic injustices in our society are fully being called in by the promises of our possibility. It is a powerful, scary, creative, and uncertain time in our lives, and we are all being invited to imagine a new way of being together. Drawing lessons from the story of Hajar in the Islamic traditions, we will explore what it can mean to believe in the promise of our faith in these times, and deepen our resilience as Unitarian Universalists manifesting justice and love. 
About Our Guest Speaker:

Rev. Ranwa Hammamy (they/she) serves as the Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California, which supports UUs around the state in their various justice ministries by providing advocacy, education, and witness opportunities to live out our UU values. Ranwa has previously served as President of DRUUMM (Diverse & Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries), a national organization for UU People of Color. A self-described “UU-Muslim,” Ranwa seeks to serve both living traditions in her ministry, encouraging others both to grow and learn from each other’s gifts. When not working, Ranwa enjoys spending time baking absurd concoctions, singing for liberation, and relaxing with their spouse and 5 fur babies.

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