Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer speaking at the podium in Johnson Chapel
Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer delivered the keynote address at Baccalaureate 2022.

An Interfaith Celebration of Our Graduates

May 28, 2022

Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer

Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer

Baccalaureate is an interfaith celebration that takes place annually at Commencement. The 2022 service included remarks by students and staff, musical selections from the Zumbyes, and a keynote address by Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer.

Hear audio of the 2022 Baccalaureate service in Johnson Chapel:

Audio file

About Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer

Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer is the lead minister at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Cambridge, MA, and the Unitarian Universalist Chaplain at Harvard University. He is the author of Love Beyond God, a collection of poetry and reflections focused on Black identity and liberal religion and has been featured in UU World Magazine. Rev. Dyer’s blog,, which explores the relationship between bodies, faith, and politics, has been seen online on Medium, Believe Out Loud, Equity Blog and The Good Men Project. In 2021, he contributed to the Harvard Kennedy School LGBTQ Policy Journal (2021) with his article, “Religious Equity: A Path to Greater LGBTQ Inclusion.” Previously, Rev. Dyer worked with PolicyLink and the California Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, the PICO Networks, and the UU Justice Ministry of California advocating for LGBTQ, gender, racial, economic, religious, and health equity. Rev. Dyer is a graduate of Princeton University and the Pacific School of Religion, where he received his M.Div., the Certificate in Sexuality and Religion, and the Paul Wesley Yinger Preaching Award.