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IV. How Can We Be Effective Peacemakers? (A)
International Engagement & Building Peace

A. Unitarian Universalist Initiatives

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has many justice- and witness-related resources available for use by interested congregations and individuals. Most of them can be accessed through the Social Justice section of the UUA website. For advocacy-related resources, including information on current legislation, contact the UUA Washington Office for Advocacy at (202) 296-4672.

Inspired Faith, Effective Action
A Social Justice Workbook for Congregations, by the UUA Advocacy and Witness team.
This workshop outlines why and how to ensure that (1) religious grounding is central to congregation-based justice work; (2) the work builds relationships and is accountable to those most affected by injustice; and (3) is strategic and effective. It's a blend of theory and practice, designed to inspire faith and create effective action!

UUA Public Relations Manual (PDF, 112 pages)
Attracting media to your public witness events is an excellent way to bring awareness to the issues you are working on, and to the work you are doing. This guide will help you attract and relate to the press.

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies. Direct service opportunities available through the JustWorks Camps and many advocacy opportunities are available on issues ranging from economic justice to torture.

The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO)
The UU-UNO promotes the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all, as reflected in the United Nations Charter. Through targeted education, advocacy and outreach, they engage Unitarian Universalists in support of international cooperation and the work of the United Nations.