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Ware Lecture Series

In 1920 Harriet E. Ware of Milton, Massachusetts, bequeathed $5,000 to the American Unitarian Association to honor the distinguished services of three generations of the Ware family “to the cause of Pure Christianity.” One Ware Lecture was usually given during each annual Unitarian May Meeting. After consolidation with the Universalist Church of America, the Ware Lecture continued since 1961 as a feature of the annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association. The following pages contain illustrated biographical notes of selected Ware Lecture speakers.


Notable in UU History
Joel Hastings Metcalf

Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866-1925)

Joel Hastings Metcalf, clergyman-astronomer, lover of nature and of humanity, was born at Meadville, Pennsylvania, on ... Read More
Lilian Steichen Sandburg

Lilian Steichen Sandburg: Woman of a Million Names, 1883-1977

"To My Wife and Pal, Lilian Steichen Sandburg‚" was the dedication line in Carl Sandburg's first ... Read More
Rashid Khalidi

Rashid Khalidi (2007)

UUA president William Sinkford announces that the 2007 Ware Lecturer in Portland, Oregon, is Dr. Rashid ... Read More