UU Trivia Question of the Day #2

OK, yesterday’s question turned out to be more difficult than anticipated, which might reveal something interesting about how denominational history is taught (or not taught) in congregations. For today’s question, we continue the theme of looking at the presidents of the Unitarian-Universalist Association. As you know, Unitarian-Universalism resulted from the combination of the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America. Since there have been seven presidents of the UUA so far, logically they can’t have been distributed evenly between those with a Unitarian and those with a Universalist background.

Which denominational background has been more represented by presidents of the UUA: Unitarian or Universalist?

Extra bonus question: can you guess how many have been from one background and how many from the other? No need to actually match names and affiliations, it’s enough for our purposes just to guess numbers. Feel free to make wild guesses here, after all there’s only a limited number of possible answers for this one.

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2 responses to “UU Trivia Question of the Day #2

  1. All seven UUA presidents have either been explicitly Unitarian, served as ministers of Unitarian congregations pre-consolidation (or historically-Unitarian congregations post-consolidation), or grew up in Unitarian (or historically-Unitarian) congregations. This is not to say that more recent UUA presidents wouldn’t identify their affiliation as “Unitarian Universalist,” and not “Unitarian,” though.

    in peace,
    Michael

  2. Pingback: There Has Never Been a Universalist President of the UUA: The Answer to Today’s UU Trivia Question of the Day « Transient and Permanent

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