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 that year's theme are especially encouraged to participate.
Content of the sermon:
The sermon should address the yearly theme. While all submissions will be considered, those highlighting the work of the United Nations and the UU Office at the United Nations (UU@UN) will be given priority consideration. Our website describes our mission and programs.
Do I have to submit my sermon online?
Yes, send it as an attachment pdf or .doc to unitednations [at] uua [dot] org (subject: Dana%20Greeley%20Sermon%20Submission)
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. We invite the winner to create a video of their sermon which we will post on our website and share on social media.
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 the end of April.
Where will the award be presented?
The winner will receive the award certificate by mail and will be recognized at UUA General Assembly.
What is the UU@UN?
The Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations (UU@UN) 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.