Faithful International Engagement Workshop: How Unitarian Universalist Congregations Meet the World

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.

Please contact the International Office if:

  • Your congregation would like to schedule a workshop led by the the International Office
  • Your congregation would like to consult with the International Office about how best to offer the workshop with its own leadership.
  • Your congregation would like to consult with the International Office about using pieces of the workshop in Adult, Youth or Children's Adult Religious Education (RE) classes.
  • Or, if you have any questions about the workshop.

The full workshop includes four general sections:

  1. A sketch of the past, present and future of Unitarian, Universalist and Unitarian Universalist (U/U) International engagement explored in three sections.

  2. An exploration of the theological grounding (PPT, 22 pages) (PDF) of faithful international engagement.
  3. An overview of effective UU congregational international engagement ministries and available resources.
  4. Strategic planning for international engagement.

In a half-day or full-day setting, additional community building and worship elements can be added to the workshop. Or FIE can be adapted to a multi-session model of 4-6 meetings. Please contact the IRO to discuss the most effective adaptation of FIE for your congregation.

For more information contact international@uua.org.