International Unitarian Universalism

Snapshots portraying the work of the Holdeen India Program, the United Nations Office, and the International Resources Office

Our Mission:

Nurture U/U spiritual and faith formation; Promote justice, activism, and advocacy in relationship with global U/U & interfaith partners and with grassroots organizations; Maintain and cultivate strategic diplomatic relationships to advance justice and liberation globally

Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists (U/U) around the world are connected through a story of bold, compassionate faith that we’ve been creating together for centuries.

The International Office of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) includes three collaborative programs:

The International Resources Office—provides resources and guidance to assist congregations in reaching out beyond church walls and across borders, connecting with the work of U/U individuals and organizations worldwide, while maintaining and developing linkages with historical and new U/U communities around the world.

The UUA Office at the United Nations—engages in international advocacy work at the UN based on UU values and partners with congregations to engage UUs in action as global citizens and justice activists.

The UU Holdeen India Program—translates UU values into bold action through partnerships with organizations that advance justice and equity in India.

Join us: Check out the upcoming events from the International Office and resources for engagement!

Explore and Engage with the Global U/U Story

Unitarian Universalist theologies worldwide are diverse and evolving. On our website, there are opportunities to find Unitarian Universalists abroad, learn more about our global faith, and explore the resources for international engagement that we have compiled for Unitarian Universalists and for congregations to more fully engage with our world community in spiritual and justice-seeking ways.

See a map of the U.S. and Canadian congregations that are internationally engaged and consider how your congregation might be involved too.

Learn more about the International Justice work of Unitarian Universalism.

The Global U/U Story

This interactive map shows U/U headquarters and churches around the world. By clicking the icon on the top left of the map, you can choose to view information as well about a variety of critical moments that occurred in chapters of the Global U/U Story. Click on an icon in the map to learn more about that story!

UUA International Blog

  • No More Time to Procrastinate

    Bruce Knotts

    From UUA International
    When it comes to the climate crisis, there is no room for the usual political games and procrastination. Decisive action is required right now.
  • Confronting Climate-Forced Displacement with Global Compassion

    Andrew Mickle

    From UUA International
    Climate change has displaced tens of millions. A global approach prioritizing human life over political and corporate power is the only effective solution.
  • Faced With a False Dilemma

    Bruce Knotts

    From UUA International
    We need to address the root causes of violence by addressing the needs of affected communities, rather than through militarized repression and control.

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The International Joint Working Group

The UU International Joint Working Group (JWG) consists of the senior staff of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU), the International Office of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), and the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council (UUPCC).

The JWG is committed to:

  • Establishing and supporting faith-based relationships of U/Us around the world.
  • Growing the free, liberal faith of Unitarian/Universalism globally.

And, the JWG has the following overarching goals:

  • To speak with a consistent and clear point of view on issues, projects, and programs that overlap the ICUU, UUA, and the UUPCC
  • To serve as representatives of our respective organizations in order to collaborate on programs and events related to the international U/U global community
  • To bring collective reflection to U/U international work and efforts.