Teaching Unitarian Universalism to Seminarians:
A Participatory Workshop
Brief Description for Conference Schedule
This workshop was for anyone who currently teaches, or might someday teach, a seminary
course on Unitarian Universalist history, whether at a Unitarian Universalist seminary, a non-UU
seminary, or elsewhere. Those who already teach such a course were invited to bring a dozen
copies of a syllabus and/or other course resources to share. All participants were asked to talk
briefly about their syllabi, or to share some of the questions and concerns they would bring to the
teaching of UU history. We then moved into a more general conversation about the purposes and
strategies of UU history courses.
I offered a straightforward workshop in which as many participants as possible shared their own
syllabi for courses in UU history. My hope was to build a more collaborative community among
the wide range of individuals, many of them local ministers working as adjuncts, who introduce
our history and heritage to future ministers. I would be delighted to share responsibility for
coordinating this workshop if others are interested.