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Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, Weekly News and Reflections

Julica Hermann de la Fuente, UUMA Intern

Welcoming UUMA Intern

Julica Hermann de la Fuente!


Greetings colleagues,


I am tremendously excited to begin my service as the intern minister here at our UUMA. I find my excitement is all-encompassing, ranging from the wonderful feeling of being in the right place at the right time, all the way to the fact that I have a new email account and therefore a zero inbox! We shall see how long I am able to maintain that minor miracle.


As I embark on this journey, I am mindful of the systems and structures that I need to put into place to maintain and increase my capacity to do the anti-racism and anti-oppression work that is my calling. I look forward to sharing with you in future updates how that process is going and what am I am learning along the way.


Speaking of learning and being in the right place at the right time: I am so interested in the organizational level work to decenter white supremacy culture that the UUMA has begun under the leadership of the Executive Team and the UUMA Board of Trustees. I am still in the process of negotiating my learning agreement, but one question that I bring to my internship is this: how do we help a group of people shift TOGETHER in the direction of more robust anti-racism practices without creating schisms or doing more damage? I think our work around the guidelines and the continuing education program will be a great praxis space, and I look forward to sharing my learning so that you can apply it to the communities and congregations where you serve.


As they say in my country of birth: ¡Arriba y Adelante! ¡Pa’tras ni pa’ agarrar vuelo!


You can learn more about Julica .


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To read more about this exciting time of mission and vision renewal to read an article from Rev. Rod Richards, UUMA Board of Trustees Vice President.

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