International Justice and Action
The diverse theologies that make up the Unitarian Universalist tradition are centered around inspiring lives of activism for a more just, loving, and inclusive world. The Sixth Principle of Unitarian Universalism speaks of working towards achieving the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all. International engagement is a key element of the justice work that Unitarian Universalists are involved in every day.
Learn more about the specific programs and organizations that are powered by and through Unitarian Universalism and how you can be involved in contributing to our global story by taking action for justice.
The UUA's United Nations Office (UU-UNO) has been active at the United Nations since 1962, advocating for UU values and working with congregations around the United States and Canada to bring UN initiatives into their communities. The UU-UNO is well known throughout the United Nations system as a prominent supporter of human rights for all, especially those who have long been marginalized, and as a strong advocate for peace and the protection of our planet. The UU-UNO also focuses on a number of specific issue areas including:
Advancing justice and equity in India since 1984, the UUA's Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) partners with organizations that stand with the country's most vulnerable citizens as they seek dignity and empowerment.
Translating UU values into bold action, UUHIP supports long-term organizational partnerships in a spirit of solidarity and global community.
The UU United Nations Office launched its Every Child is Our Child (ECOC) program in 2005 to directly address United Nations development goals. The program is a close partnership between the UU-UNO and the Queen Mothers Assocation of Manye Krobo in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It supports children in Manye Krobo who have been orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS to attend school and receive health care.