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Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Commission on Social Witness (CSW) & Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA)

The Social Witness Sermon Contest is your opportunity to speak out on any dimension of the current Congregational Study/Action Issues. Winners receive a cash award. See past sermon contest winners.

The submission period for 2015 has closed. Submissions for the 2016 contest will be welcomed between January and March, 2016. 

Topic of Sermon

The current Congregational Study/Action Issues are "Reproductive Justice: Expanding Our Social Justice Calling" and “Escalating Inequality.”  Either topic is eligible.

Who Can Enter

The contest is open to both clergy and laypeople as long as the sermon was delivered to a Unitarian Universalist congregation.

You must have delivered the sermon to a congregation within the past year and before the deadline.

How to Enter

Submit in MS Word or Plain Text. (PDF not acceptable.) Email to socialjustice [at] uua [dot] org with the subject line "Social Witness Sermon Contest". 

Include Two Items

  1. A cover page, which has your name, address, phone number, email address, sermon title, congregation to whom the sermon was delivered, and date the sermon was delivered. Be sure to indicate this is for the Social Witness sermon contest.
  2. Your sermon with title, from which any identifying information has been taken out (name, congregation). Please do not include footnotes.

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