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Comprehensive List of Unitarian Universalist (UU) International Resources

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Covenant Groups (PDF)
by Kathryn Bert | Small Group Ministry

Covenant Groups FAQ (PDF)
by Kathryn Bert | Small Group Ministry

The Natalie Gulbrandsen Ministerial Scholarship Fund for International Studies
by UUA Professional Development | Ministerial Credentialing

International Engagement Database
by UUA International Resources | Stories
The International Resources Office (IRO) maintains a database of the many varieties of international engagement that UU congregations are involved with.

International Opportunities for Ministry
by UUA Ministry & Professional Leadership | Transitions
Ministers interested in international positions should be approved and endorsed for these opportunities by the Transitions Director within the Ministries and Faith Development (MFD) Staff Group of the UUA.

International Service/Learning Opportunities for UU Seminarians
by UUA International Resources | Ministers
Opportunities Available through the UUA

Short Term Ministry Near Lake Chapala, Mexico
by UUA International Resources | Ministers
The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (LCUUF) is interested in hosting a visiting UU Minister for two weeks in 2012.

UUA Social Justice Issues: International Peace and Human Rights 
by UUA Advocacy & Witness | Justice
Affirming and promoting the goal of world community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for all, UUs become internationally engaged in diverse ways. 

Audio/ Video Files

Empowering Women Using Microfinance and Organizing: SEWA's Strategy 
by UUA International Resources | International
The Self Employed Women's Association is one of the UU Holdeen India Program's oldest partners. SEWA's unique strategy is to combine microfinance and community organizing as an effective means of empowering women.

Long Live the Struggle: An Overview of the UU Holdeen India Program
by UUA International Resources | Engagement
The Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) partners with democratically-operated grassroots social change movements in India, supporting the empowerment of dalits, tribal people, women and religious minorities.

Books, Videos, DVDs

Empowering the Oppressed: Grassroots Advocacy Movements in India 
by John G. Sommer | Discuss
Traditional approaches to development have not proved equal to the task of ensuring a just society, especially for the most socially, economically, and psychologically oppressed peoples. ...

International Resources Google Books Library 
by UUA International Resources | International

The Home We Share: Globalization, Post-Modernism and Unitarian / Universalist Theology 
by International Council of Unitarians and Universalists | International
Proceedings of the Second Theological Symposium of the International Council of Unitarian and Universalists.

Curriculum

Charter for Compassion Religious Education Art Project 
by UUA International Resources | RE
The UUA is one among a diverse group of interfaith religious organizations that have partnered with the "Charter for Compassion" community.

Multicultural Religious Education: Videoconferencing with Students in Mexico
by UUA International Resources | RE
Our global community is large and complex. With so much that calls for our attention in the world, discerning where and how to apply our attention can be difficult.

The Garden of Unitarian-Universalism
by International Council of Unitarians and Universalists | International
The International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) has created and published a terrific religious education program titled “The Garden of Unitarian-Universalism.”

Thinking About Microfinance
by UUA International Resources | Microfinance
UUs have been involved with Microfinance initiatives for many years, recognizing that Faithful Stewardship includes sharing our abundance generously and constructively.

Religious Education Materials
by UU Partner Church Council | International

Welcome to Our Global Faith Video
by UUA International Resources | Engagement
The “Welcome to Our Global Faith” video is designed to introduce the global nature of Unitarian Universalism to new members of UU congregations.

Discussion Guides

Empowering the Oppressed Discussion Guide
by UUA International Resources | Discuss
With Empowering the Oppressed, John G. Sommer offers UUs a primer on the innovative people-powered justice movements that the UU Holdeen India Program has been partnering with for decades. 

Journeying with Faith 
by UUA International Resources | Travel
Don C. Richter’s book Mission Trips that Matter is an excellent resource for religious groups that are preparing for an international journey.  Below are "five key lessons" that I took away from the book.

Most Like An Arch Discussion Guide
by UUA International Resources | Discuss
Most Like An Arch: Building Global Church Partnerships by David Keyes. Most Like An Arch has the distinction of being a book that arrived exactly when it was most wanted.

Email Lists

Email List: InternationalUU-L 
by UUA International Resources | International
This list is for discussion of Unitarianism, Universalism and UUism in an international context. Participants live in many countries and share information and opinions from their own perspectives.

Yahoo! Group: ICUU 
by International Council of Unitarians and Universalists | International

International Resources Newsletter (iNews) 
by UUA International Resources | International
Subscribe to our bi-monthly International Resources Newsletter (I-News) to keep up-to-date with news from the International Resources Office.

Flyers/ Handouts

UU Church of the Philippines Sabbatical Program 
by UUA International Resources | Ministers
The staff and the UU leaders of the UU Church of the Philippines (UUCP) seek to further develop their skills in order to offer effective ministry.

Handbooks

Guidelines for Churches Considering Charitable Donations to Other Organizations (PDF) 
by UUA International Resources | International
Congregations and other organizations that are making financial contributions to international entities may be interested in policy guidelines for charitable donations.

Presentations

A Theology of International Engagement
by General Assembly Presenters | GA
General Assembly 2009 Event 4014. Sponsored by the UUA Office of International Resources. Moderator: Rev. Eric Cherry; Speakers: Bishop Ferenc Balint Benczedi, Rev. H. Helpme Mohrmen, Rev. Yasutaka Watanabe.

Beyond Just War and Pacifism
by General Assembly Presenters | Common Threads
General Assembly 2008 Event 2019. The Rev. Dr. Paul Rasor introduced the participants to the UUA Committee Study/Action Issue (CSAI) initially posed at the 2006 General Assembly. Study of this issue will result in a Statement of Conscience to be considered in 2010.

Faithful International Engagement
by General Assembly Presenters | GA
General Assembly 2009 Event 2026. Speakers: Rev. Eric Cherry, Claudia Kern. Do you or your congregation want to become more engaged with international Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists (U/Us)?

Peacemaking: What Are Congregations Thinking and Doing?
by General Assembly Presenters | Common Threads
General Assembly 2008 Event 3006. Presenters: Commission on Social Witness: Judy Morgan, Dr. John Hooper, Rev. Dr. Jan Carlsson-Bull. "Peacemaking is a profound issue that touches us from the inside out, and the outside in."

Re-envisioning International Relations 
by General Assembly Presenters | GA
General Assembly 2007 Event 3011. Presenters: Meg Riley, UUA Director of Advocacy and Witness, Cathy Cordes, UUA Director of International Resources (until August 2007), Rev. Eric Cherry, UUA Director of International Resources (effective August 2007). The UUA is building a new structure to drive the work of international relations to individual congregations with the UUA taking a supporting role.

Theology of Immigration
by General Assembly Presenters | GA
General Assembly 2008 Event 2026. Presented by Rev. Jose Ballester, Karen Narasaki, Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie. Kat Liu, Assistant Director of our Washington Office for Advocacy, introduced the speaker and gave the background on the pressing issue of U.S. Immigration which has taken on greater urgency in the wake of NAFTA and since September 11, 2001.

U/U International Engagement: Past, Present, and Future
by UUA International Resources | News
A sketch of the past, present and future of U/U International engagement explored in a three-part Powerpoint presentation.

Welcoming the Stranger
by General Assembly Presenters | GA
General Assembly 2008 Event 3043. Presenters: Rev. William Sinkford, Maria Rodriguez, Rev. Jessica Vasquez Torres, Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie. "Who is my neighbor?" asked Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) president William Sinkford in his introduction to this session. "It's a question each generation of Americans must answer."

Reports

Service/Learning Opportunity for UU Seminarians: Anne Margaret Barr Children’s Village, Kharang, India
by UUA International Resources | Ministers
BackgroundThe Anne Margaret Barr Children’s Village (AMBCV) in Kharang, India was established in February 2009 as a home for as many as 24 orphaned children.

Websites

Burma Watch: A Society for Human Rights
by Burma Watch International | International
Keep up-to-date with the situation in Burma by visiting Burma Watch.

Dream for Darfur Torch Run
by Save Darfur | International

Google Map of International U/U Congregations
by UUA International Resources | International

Facebook Group: ICUU
by International Council of Unitarians and Universalists | International

Inspired Faith, Effective Action Blog
by UUA Advocacy & Witness | Justice

International Resources Google Calendar
by UUA International Resources | International

Service/Learning Opportunity for UU Seminarians: New Life Orphanage and School in Kitofaali, Uganda
by UUA International Resources | Ministers
The last decade has seen a surge in the number of orphans and as many as one third of the under 18 population may be orphaned by the year 2010, according to UNICEF estimates.

Community Capacity Building
by UU Partner Church Council | International
Learn about the UUPCC's Community Development initiative and how your congregation can get involved!

Pilgrimage Opportunities
by UU Partner Church Council | International
The intent of the UUPCC Travel Grant Program is to help facilitate travel between partners by providing monetary grants to prospective travelers.

Donate to the UUSC-UUA Cyclone Nargis Relief Fund
by UUA International Resources | International

Workshops

Faithful International Engagement Workshop: How Unitarian Universalist Congregations Meet the World
by UUA International Resources | RE
Congregations, groups of congregations and individuals are invited to make use of Faithful International Engagement (FIE) as a tool for studying, planning and developing Sixth Principle ministries of international engagement.

Microfinance as Ministry Workshop
by UUA International Resources | Microfinance
This workshop is designed for congregations to explore specific topics and issues in microfinance. It can be led by a local facilitator who has experience in the field of microfinance, or the UUA can arrange for a faciltator.

Worship Materials

A Prayer for Flower Communion Sunday: Remembering Our International Family of Faith
by William G. Sinkford | Worship

Counting Prayers: A Worship Pledge to End Extreme Poverty
by Counting Prayers | International
Visit Counting Prayers to learn how your congregation can join in pledging to offer prayer at every worship service until Millennium Development Goals are met.

Hiroshima Day Resources
by UUA International Resources | Worship
August 6, 2011, will be the 66th anniversary of Hiroshima Day and there are many interfaith and UU resources available for congregations that plan to hold a worship service or other event.

ICUU Global Chalice Lighting
by International Council of Unitarians and Universalists | International

St. Valentine's Day
by UUA International Resources | Worship
One day solely dedicated to the light of love.

The Chalice in Worship (PDF)
by Kathryn Bert | Worship

The Flower Communion
by UUA International Resources | Worship
Celebrating Flower Communion is an excellent opportunity for UU congregations to express their commitment to our Sixth Principle: We Covenant to Affirm and Promote the Goal of World Community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for All.

Theology of the Chalice (PDF)
by Kathryn Bert | Worship

United Nations Sunday
by UUA International Resources | Worship
Celebrating United Nations Sunday is an excellent opportunity for UU congregations to express their commitment to our Sixth Principle: We Covenant to Affirm and Promote the Goal of World Community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for All.

Water Ceremony/Communion Services
by UUA International Resources | Worship
Many UU congregations have an annual tradition of celebrating a Water Ceremony/Communion early in September as a ritual of welcoming members of their congregation to a new church year.

Winter Holidays
by UUA International Resources | Worship
For everything there is a season—a time to die and a time to be born. With the arrival of winter’s low dark sky, communities around the world look to the miracle of light as a sign of rebirth and a source of hope.

Articles

International Links for Small Groups
September 26, 2008 | by Donald E. Skinner | InterConnections
Individuals and groups seeking ways to work internationally will want to check out the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council’s (UUPCC) new “Paths to Personal Partnership” program.

Where to Find Foreign Ministry Resources
March 15, 2009 | by Donald E. Skinner | InterConnections
The UUA’s International Resources Office can help your congregation design and implement sustainable and transforming international ministries.

For more information contact international @ uua.org.

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Last updated on Thursday, January 5, 2012.

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