Executive Director of Policy, Mobilization, & Operations
Rev. Ranwa Hammamy (they/she) is a Unitarian Universalist-Muslim minister currently residing in the East Bay Area of California. She strives to embody a commitment to the intersection of pastoral and prophetic ministries, understanding both as interconnected means of healing and liberation. They previously served as a hospital and eldercare chaplain, and on the Steering Committee of DRUUMM (Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries), a national organization for UU People of Color, which she recently served as its President.
Prior to pursuing ordained ministry, Rev. Ranwa worked in public health, developing food safety research with the Environmental Protection Agency while completing her Master of Public Health Degree with the University of Maryland. During this time, they also interned with the National Partnership for Women and Families in Washington, DC, crafting educational and advocacy materials for seniors and their caregivers. She later went on to develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs for underserved and marginalized communities in Philadelphia, PA with the Fox Chase Cancer Center as a researcher and project manager.
While studying at Union Theological Seminary in New York, Rev. Ranwa was deeply immersed in a culture of “Faith in Action.” Alongside her classmates, professors, and partners in faith, Rev. Ranwa nurtured a ministerial call that necessitated the naming and witnessing of the intersecting oppressions in our societies, the commitment to dismantling them, and the responsibility to collaboratively build a more just and liberated world.
Rev. Ranwa brings a lens of collective healing and liberation to the organization’s mission of education, advocacy, and witness, deeply rooted in our Unitarian Universalist values and faith. As UUJMCA’s Executive Director of Policy, Mobilization, and, Operations, she strives to build upon the strong foundation of accountability already demonstrated by our members, supporters, and partners through the continued cultivation of intentional relationships, intersectional analyses, and fiercely creative & imaginative faith.
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