APOLOGY & REDRESS
In 1893 leaders and members within the congregations of the Hawaiian Evangelical Church Association (which later became the Hawai‘i Conference United Church of Christ) supported and took active participation in the illegal overthrow of Queen Lili‘uokalani. In 1993 the national body of the United Church of Christ offered an apology for the action of those people. Later, in 1996, the Hawai‘i Conference offered a Redress.
On this page you will find a growing archive of the documents related to both the Apology and the Redress. Items will be added as they are identified and digitalized by the Hawai‘i Conference office.
United Church of Christ
"Why our church apologized to Hawai‘i"
Explanation for the Apology by the UCC national office
By Dr. Paul Sherry (former UCC president) on the 100th anniversary of the overthrow
A conversation with Dr. Paul Sherry (former UCC president)
From General Synod 18 in 1991; the adoption of this resolution led to the UCC Apology.
Article about reparations given by the Hawai‘i Conference
"$4.5 million in grants and property is offered to native Hawaiians"
By Pat Omandam Star-Bulletin
From the 174th ‘Aha Pae‘āina in 1996
From the 171st ‘Aha Pae‘āina in 1993
From the 168th ‘Aha Pae‘āina in 1990