The National Conference owes its organization to a special meeting of the American Unitarian Association, held Dec. 7, 1864, at which, in view of the need of enlarged denominational activity, a resolution was adopted calling "a convention, to consist of the pastor and two delegates from each church or parish in the Unitarian denomination, to meet in the city of New York, to consider the interests of our cause, and to institute measures for its good."
This Convention was held in New York on the 5th and 6th of April, 1865, and organized the National Conference of Unitarian and Other Christian Churches. The name was changed to General Conference of Unitarian and other Christian Churches at Washington, Oct. 26, 1911.
--American Unitarian Yearbook
- bMS 68/1 (1): General Conference of Unitarian and Other Christian Churches. Council Records, January 9, 1894-May 23, 1923.
- bMS 68/1 (2): Draft of a report to the Council prepared by John Howland Lathrop. Undated. Removed from page 193 of the bound records.
- bMS 68/1 (3): Program for service of worship held by the General Conference, First Unitarian Church, Detroit, Michigan, October 4, 1921.