Friday, May 23, 2008

Director of Contextual Ministry

I am so excited about the following announcement, thus beginning my new position as Director of Contextual Ministry.

May this new partnership between me and Meadville Lombard Theological School be a blessing and produce fruit for years to come!
Blessings! Rev. Dr. Qiyamah A. Rahman

New Faculty Resources in Contextual Ministry

Qiyamah Rahman accepts Director of Contextual Ministry position

President Lee Barker, DMin '78 DD '01, is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Qiyamah Rahman has accepted the position of Director of Contextual Ministry and Senior Lecturer. Dr. Rahman has done a splendid job as Field Site Director, providing leadership in the implementation of the first year community partnership practicum. We are delighted she will bring her skills in ministry, teaching and scholarship to our work together at Meadville Lombard.


Through many dangers, toils, and snares
I have already come;
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.

Can you recall a time in your life that you were able to overcome adversity and yet, in looking back you did not know how or what brought you through? Spirit/God sometimes intervenes and carries us through life's difficulties. There is nothing mystical about it. You hold fast to God's unchanging hand and promise.

I feel my life has been grace filled and so the very least I can do is try to pass some of the blessings on to others. Today, as I attended my youngest daughter's graduation from law school I know that grace has brought her safely through the dangers, toils and snares of law school.

As she moves into the next phase of her life may Spirit continue to be with her and guide her to her next phase.
Blessed Be! Rev. Dr. Qiyamah

Kaleema Haidera Nur, Juris Doctor Northeastern University School of Law Commencement - May 23, 2008

On this day I give thanks for the opportunity to see my daughter, Kaleema Haidera Nur and the sons and daughters of so many others achieve the milestone of graduation from Law School. May they go forth and serve the cause of justice and give hope to the hopeless and set new standards of right relations and model human rights in the world!
Blessed Be! Rev. Dr. Qiyamah