Let us come and reflect on some of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s impacting words contained in his classic book of sermons, Strength to Love. Let us relish his voice as a visionary and as the eloquent preacher he was. Mightn’t some of his critiques directed towards his own Baptist churches apply equally to our own Unitarian Universalist congregations?
The Rev. Lilia Cuervo was the first Latin American woman ordained in our denomination. She pioneered full time ministry in Spanish in San Jose, At First Parish in Cambridge she also made history by being the first woman (and a Latina at that!) to be installed as a Parish Minister.CA. where she served for six and a half years. At First Parish in Cambridge she also made history by being the first woman (and a Latina at that!)to be installed as a Parish Minister. She just ended four years of very productive multicultural ministry there. She is a co-founder of the Latino/a UU Networking Association (LUUNA), and the initiator of, and a translator and contributor to, Las Voces del Camino, the Spanish language UU hymnal. She has led and co-led many worship services and workshops at GAs, Ministers gatherings, and District Assemblies. Her degrees include a Master of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry, a Master of Demography from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Math & Physics from Women Teachers College, Bogota, Colombia.