Connecting Our Diverse Histories
to Our Living Heritage
October 8-10, 2010
Espousal Center, Waltham, Massachusetts
OVERVIEW OF THE HISTORY AND
The Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage
Convocation provided a richness of diversity in ways to present our history and heritage.
The Partners for Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage (PUUHH), representing the
Unitarian Universalist Historical Society,
Unitarian Universalist Women’s Heritage Society,
Unitarian Universalist Religious Education History Group, and the
Universalist Heritage Foundation,
joined with Unitarian Universalist Collegium to sponsor this Convocation.
Presenters and participants included a gathering of ministers, scholars, theological
students, religious educators and congregants who cherish the history and heritage of
Unitarian Universalism. This diversity is evident in the Biographical Notations for
Invitations to present were issued to members of the sponsoring groups, academics,
ministers, and religious educators. We were pleased with the diversity of
The material presented followed several themes, such as:
Focus on individuals
Ways of presenting history and heritage
Specific organizations or trends in history
Other themes of interest to the presenters
The Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Convocation was held in conjunction with Unitarian
Universalist Collegium, which included a theological as well as a historical focus. The collaboration
of these events – Collegium and Convocation – provided opportunity for those attending the
Convocation to also hear the Collegium Distinguished Scholar, Catherine Keller, Professor of
Theology at Drew University.
In addition, there were events focusing on history and heritage before and after the
Collegium/Convocation. Prior to starting, there was opportunity to visit Andover-Harvard
Theological Library in Cambridge. At the conclusion of the Convocation, participants could stay an
extra day for a tour of historic locations arranged by the Universalist Heritage Foundation. The flow
of activities is noted on the Schedule.
We envisioned various types of presentations as ways of engaging with our Unitarian and
Universalist history and heritage, such as Plenary Sessions, papers, workshops, performances, and
exhibits. Click on a menu link for more detailed descriptions.
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