The Dana McLean Greeley Sermon Competition

About the Greeley Sermon Competition

Note: The Greeley Sermon Competition is currently on hiatus. Please check back for future updates.

Established by the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations (UU@UN), this competition is inspired by Rev. Dana McLean Greeley. As the first president of the UUA, Rev. Dana McLean Greeley continued to inspire us with his dedication to peace and justice, expressed in his ministry until his death in 1986. One of the principal founders of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, he believed that strengthening the United Nations is part of our commitment to a world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.

All Unitarian Universalists are invited to submit a sermon (or address) to the UU@UN​. The purpose of this annual award program is to encourage and recognize Unitarian Universalist principles, thought, and action on a wide range of global issues as well as the role of the United Nations and our own Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations.

Greeley Award winners from prior years.

Lóre Stevens smiles while sitting at the top of a playground slide

Lóre Stevens

2020/21 Winner: Lóre Stevens

Lóre Stevens's winning sermon, "Food Faith", addresses the 2020/21 theme, All In for Climate Justice: People, Power, Planet.

Lóre Stevens (rhymes with 'story', she/her) is from Nashville TN. Her home congregation is the First UU Church of Nashville, where she worked as Membership Coordinator and volunteered as a lay leader. Previously, Lóre has worked at the Nashville Public Library, assisting folks experiencing homelessness with technology. Lóre is currently a student at Harvard Divinity School (HDS), where she is preparing for Unitarian Universalist ministry. She serves on the boards of Harvard UU Ministry for Students (HUUMS), the HDS Student Association, and the UU Church of the Larger Fellowship. While in school, Lóre has worked in the New England Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. She identifies as bisexual, mestiza (mixed-race Mexican-American), and an atheist mystic. She loves science fiction, film, bullet journaling, and her cat Tezzy!