2020 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the UUHHS was held virtually on July 18, 2020. Following introductions, a moment of silence was held to remember Rep. John Lewis and John Marsh, former UUHHS board member.  Reports were provided on the finances of the Society, the Journal, Dictionary of Unitarian Universalist Biographies, and General Assembly.  Dan McKanan also introduced a new initiative called the Congregational History Project.  For more information, visit our Media page.

2020 History Research Prize

The Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society is delighted to announce the winner of our 2020 History Research Prize for Future Leaders: Lóre Stevens, for her essay, “‘Strong at the Broken Places’: A History of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1992-2019.”  Read more . . .

General Assembly 2020, sponsored by UUHHS

2020 Conrad Wright Lecture
Changing a Future for Inclusive Democracy
Dr. Sylvester Johnson

This lecture explores the trend of the next decade world where inequality is set to exceed anything the world has seen before. His talk examines structural disparity by attending to race, wealth, and technology. Dr. Johnson is the director of Virginia Tech’s Center for the Humanities, assistant vice provost for the humanities, and the executive director of the university’s Tech for Humanity Initiative.

General Assembly 2019, sponsored by UUHHS

2019 Conrad Wright Lecture
The Heathen World and America’s Humanitarian Impulse
Dr. Kathyrn Gin Lum, Stanford University

Kathryn Gin Lum is Associate Professor in the Religious Studies Department, in collaboration with the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford. She is also Associate Professor, by courtesy, of History in affiliation with American Studies and Asian American Studies. Her teaching and research focus on the lived ramifications of religious beliefs; she specializes in the history of religion and race in America.

General Assembly 2018, sponsored by UUHHS

2018 Conrad Wright Lecture
The Contested History of Religious Freedom

Tisa Wegner, Yale University

Religious freedom has been presented as a timeless American ideal—one that UUs claim—yet Americans have never agreed about what it means or how it should be applied. Tisa Wenger argues that controversies over religious freedom cannot be separated from the histories of race and empire.

This program is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m.