Please join us October 18-20, 2018 for our next Annual Meeting. We return again to the Walker Center just outside Boston.
We are delighted to welcome the esteemed American religious historian, Catherine Brekus, as our 2018 Distinguished Scholar. Dr. Brekus is the Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America at Harvard Divinity School. She will present two talks, “Chosen Nation: Christianity, Nationalism, and American Destiny” and “City on a Hill: From the Puritans to the Unitarians.”
Her talks inspire the conference theme: “American Exceptionalism: Religion, Identity, and Power.”
This theme invites us to explore the legacy of U.S. American identity as a “chosen nation” through the lenses of religious studies, ethics, theology, and history. In the midst of contemporary, political debates about American identity and values, this theme provides the opportunity for scholarly reflection on the relationship between theology and politics, religion and nationalism, identity and exceptionalism, and their relevance to the UU tradition and contemporary thinking.
Please consider submitting a proposal to participate and/or registering to attend.