Unitarian Universalist Convocations history, heritage, and liberal religious studies
Our triennial convocations have been rich gathering of ministers, scholars, students, and others who cherish the history, heritage, and future of Unitarian Universalism. At the past three convocations of Unitarian Universalist studies, participants were treated to a variety of papers, panels, and workshops; there also were opportunities to tour historic sites, attend performances, view exhibits, and browse poster sessions. Past convocations have feature award-winning sermons and hymns and recreations of historic debates and presentations.

UU CONVO 2019 will mark

both the bicentennial of

William Ellery Channing’s

“Baltimore Sermon” and the

250th anniversary of John

Murray’s arrival in North


Convocation 2019
October 17-20, 2019 Baltimore, Maryland
250th Anniversary
of John Murray’s landing in America
of Channing’s sermon “Unitarian Christianity”
200th Anniversary
Our fourth triennial History Convocation is fast approaching. We will be meeting at the: Maritime Conference Center outside Baltimore, Maryland October 17-20, 2019 Baltimore was chosen in recognition of the 200th Anniversary of the seminal sermon preached by William Ellery Channing entitled “Unitarian Christianity” (and better known as The Baltimore Sermon) on May 5, 1819. And Baltimore is not far from Murray Grove in New Jersey. Murray Grove will be celebrating the 250th Anniversary of John Murray’s first recorded Universalist sermon in the new world. It was delivered on September 30, 1770. Inspired by this, the broad theme of Convocation 2019 will be Origins: Origins of Unitarianism, Universalism, and Unitarian Universalism in America Liberal Religious Thought and Practice (William Ellery Channing, John Murray and Hosea Ballou)
Go to Collegium website to fill out the Call for Papers on-line click to download Call for Papers as an Adobe PDF file