“I believe humanity is interconnected. This means, I have a responsibility to the world to agitate for justice; I also have a responsibility not to lose my love for the human soul and human dignity in the midst of that work.”
The Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey joined MLTS in January 2018. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Lightsey served as Associate Dean of Community Life and Lifelong Learning, Clinical Assistant Professor of Contextual Theology and Practice at the Boston University School of Theology.
Dr. Lightsey brings a special mix of life experience and professional proficiency
Pamela’s publications include the book, Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology
Pamela was drawn to Meadville Lombard for many reasons. First and foremost is her work with UU students and ministers over the years – both as an educator and as an activist. Further, as we grow she sees the need for a new level of administrative practices to serve students and is eager for the work. She is also attracted to the culture of innovation that exists here; our commitment to contextual theological education, our intention to further internationalize our school; our ongoing work for diversity, inclusion and the dismantling of white supremacy; and of course the foundational theological values that we hold.
Throughout her vocational life, Dr. Lightsey has been a leading social justice activist, working with local, national, and international organizations focusing primarily on the causes of peacemaking, racial justice, and LGBTQ rights.