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​

Apology to Na Kanaka Maoli, 1993

By Dr. Paul Sherry (former UCC president) on the 100th anniversary of the overthrow

United Church of Christ Apology, 1993

A conversation with Dr. Paul Sherry (former UCC president) 

Resolution: Self-Governance of Native Hawaiians

From General Synod 18 in 1991; the adoption of this resolution led to the UCC Apology.


Hawai‘i Conference
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

Initial Plan for Redress of Hawai‘i Conference UCC to Na Kanaka Maoli

From the 174th ‘Aha Pae‘āina in 1996

Apology from the Hawai‘i Conference United Church of Christ, 1993

From the 171st ‘Aha Pae‘āina in 1993

Recognizing the Right to Self Governance of Native Hawaiians

From the 168th ‘Aha Pae‘āina in 1990