UUJME Sermon Contests


2014 Sermon Contest

Theme: Unitarian Universalist Values and the Pursuit of a Just Peace for Israelis and Palestinians

2014 Sermon Contest Details

No winner was selected this year.  

2013 Sermon Contest

Theme: Confronting Religious and Cultural Entitlement in Israel-Palestine

2013 Sermon Contest Details


2013 Winner:  Galina L. De Roeck, Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Church of Tuscon, Arizona







2013 Runner Up:  Heather Concannon, Intern Minister, Winchester Unitarian Society, Winchester, MA and member, First Parish in Brookline, MA

Sermon: "Living Somewhere"




2012 Sermon Contest

Theme: What actions do UU principles, history and values call us to take in the movement to end the occupation and human rights abuses in Israel/Palestine?

2012 Sermon Contest Details

2012 Winner:  Jill Baker, First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, Michigan
To request a DVD of Jill's sermon, send an email to uujme@uujme.org.
 2012 Runner-up:  Debbie Espen, Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boise, ID






2011 Sermon Contest

Theme: Why are UU congregations reluctant to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and how can they overcome this reluctance to help our faith community contribute more meaningfully to the cause of peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians?

2011 Sermon Contest Details

2011 Winner:  Hanan Watson, All Souls Unitarian, New York City
 To request a DVD of Hanan's sermon, send an email to uujme@uujme.org.
2011 Runner-up: Rev. Jason Lydon, Community Church of Boston

2010 Sermon Contest

Theme: Relating the Unitarian Universalist commitment to social justice and human rights to the quest for a just peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

2010 Winner: Rev. Bill Breeden, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, Indiana

 To request a DVD of Bill's sermon, send an email to uujme@uujme.org.