Louis C. Cornish "Living the Mission" Award

Louis C. CornishThe UU Partner Church Council established this award in 1999 in honor of Louis C. Cornish. As president of the American Unitarian Association, he championed human rights efforts for Unitarians and Universalists in Romania and the Philippines in the 1920’s and 30’s. Dr. Cornish was a visionary internationalist who devoted much of his life to forging global bonds for liberal religious groups. He headed a task force on human rights for ethnic Hungarians in Romania, and visited the Philippines to initiate connections with Unitarians there. In the spirit of Dr. Cornish, the award recipients have made significant contributions to international relationships.

The award is given annually to honor those who have worked tirelessly to foster the mission of developing and sustaining mutually beneficial congregational partnerships between Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists around the world.


Louis C. Cornish "Living the Mission" Award Recipients - 1999 to present

2020 Ann Gary

2020 Richard VanDuizend

2019 Elizabeth Norton

2018 Jay Roller

2017 Cathy Cordes

2016 Arliss Ungar

2015 Dr. Richard Ford

2014 Lee Boeke Burke

2013  Rev. David Keyes

2012  Barbara Kres Beach

2011  Rev. Gretchen Thomas  

2010  Larry Coburn   

2009  Rev. John Gibbons  

2008  Rev. Dr. Spencer Lavan   

2007  Dr. Árpád Szabó   

2006  Natalie Gulbrandsen  

2005  Rev. Richard Boeke   

2004    Rev. Peter Raible   

2003    Ms. Patricia Rodgers   

2002    Rev. Richard F. Beal  

2001  Rev. C. Leon Hopper  

2000  Rev. Dénes Farkas  English Hungarian  

1999  Dr. Judit Gellérd