I was suprised to learn that there were at least a half-dozen of us Unitarian Universalists receiving Preliminary Fellowship at the Service of the Living Tradition Thursday.
I knew of a few already, and very pleased to meet the other folks in the convention center as we robed. Rev. Cecilia Kingman-Miller who I’ve known for years got us together for a photo. Hopefully that can get passed along so I can put it online here. We were over 10% of the new ministers recognized in 2007! 2 of us were People of Color (at least 6 including myself were recognized this year).
Speaking of People of Color ministers, the 6 of us recognzied this year seems to be a historic high. My research over the past 25 years shows a few years when 4 were recognized. Bill Sinkford reported in his President’s report Thursday morning that there were 7 of us. Hallelujiah! I’ll be stepping down as organizing convenor of the Seminarians of Color caucus that I helped start three years ago. We peaked at over 50 last year, seems that we’re around 40 this year.