UU Luminaries, Episode 4: Dr. Janice Marie Johnson and Rev. Sarah Lammert
In this episode, Rev. Peggy and Rev. Sarah speak to the Co-Directors of Ministries and Faith Development at the UUA
In this episode of the Hope and Heresy podcast, Rev. Peggy and Rev. Sarah are joined by Dr. Janice Marie Johnson and Rev. Sarah Lammert, Co-Directors of Ministries and Faith Development at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) to discuss the question at the heart this season of the podcast: What is the Central Task for Humanity at this Moment in History?
Our hosts and guests discuss what it means to put love at the center, and how to "widen the circle of care."
About this week's guests:
Dr. Janice Marie Johnson and Rev. Sarah Lammert serve as Co-Directors of Ministries and Faith Development at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). They support, sustain, and advance multicultural, anti-oppressive, justice-centered, and innovative Unitarian Universalist lay and professional leadership and ministry for all ages. She supports the professional lives of religious professionals, especially those of color, those from the trans community, and other marginalized groups.
Dr. Janice Marie Johnson is excited about the UUA's commitment to dismantling white supremacy culture and building the Beloved Community. Janice is a Jamaican, a New Yorker, an internationalist, and a “third-culture kid” who grew up all over the world. She has worked with UU congregations worldwide. As an educator. she previously served as Director of Lifespan Religious Education at the Community Church of New York for many years.
Janice—mother, grandmother, aunt, sibling, and so much more—treasured a unique relationship with her twin sister, Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson.
Rev. Sarah Lammert has served congregations in California, Utah, and New Jersey. She believes that Unitarian Universalism has transforming power to share with a world in need.
Watch the video version of this episode below: