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Frequently Asked Questions About the Dana Greeley Award
Who may enter?
All Unitarian Universalists (UUs) are invited to submit a sermon or address. Ministers or lay leaders who deliver a sermon on United Nations (UN) Sunday that features women’s empowerment are especially encouraged to participate.
Content of the sermon:
While all submissions will be considered, those highlighting the work of the United Nations and the UU United Nations Office (UU-UNO) will be given priority consideration. Our website describes our mission and programs.
Do I have to submit my sermon online?
Yes, unitednations [at] uua [dot] org
What do you intend to do with the sermons?
Beyond having them evaluated for the competition itself, we hope to use material from them in our communications and educational programs. We will, of course, properly attribute them to their authors. In addition to inviting the winner to deliver their sermon at General Assembly, we will post it on our website and may have it published.
May I submit if I deliver my sermons in a language other than English?
We welcome the diversity of our UU communities, therefore the answers is yes. However because our resources are limited, we ask that any non-English submissions be accompanied by an English translation. (We welcome further suggestions on how to be more inclusive in this regard.)
How short/long should the sermon be?
We have set a minimum length of 500 words and a maximum length of 2,500 words. The verbal presentation of the sermon should be no longer than 20 minutes.
When will the winner and runners-up be announced?
The winner will be announced and the runners-up notified by April.
Where will the award be presented?
The winner will be presented at UUA General Assembly, and they will deliver the sermon publicly.
Will the UU-UNO provide my transportation to GA?
Winner must provide his/her own transportation to Rhode Island but the prize money should help cover the cost.
What is the UU-UNO?
The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) promotes the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all, as reflected in the United Nations Charter. Through targeted education, advocacy and outreach, we engage Unitarian Universalists in support of international cooperation and the work of the United Nations. For more information, please visit our website.