The Josephine Gould Discourse is named for former district religious educator and author Josephine T. Gould. The Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association St. Lawrence Chapter sponsors the event, which is held the Friday of the weekend of the St. Lawrence District Annual Assembly. Past speakers select an outstanding ministerial colleague to offer the discourse each year. Discoursers often invite a prepared response from another ministerial colleague or a professional religious educator.
About Josephine Gould
Josephine T. Gould (1908 – October 19, 1982), a leader in the professionalization of religious education, served Unitarian Universalism both locally and nationally by developing curricula, educating teachers and leading conferences. She was also active in the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. The St. Lawrence District lending library is named The Gould District Library in her husband Lawrence Gould’s honor and contains many volumes that were originally in their personal library. Read more about Josephine Gould
The list of Discourse presentations is below. You can click the link to read the full text, or download a pdf file of the text. For 2012, you can also view a video of the presentation.