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

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!

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 UU 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.

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 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 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.

Our Mission

The UUA’s International Staff Group fosters relationships with faith, interfaith, and social justice partners to dismantle systems of oppression and to support the strength and diversity of global Unitarian Universalism and our allies.

Global U/U Story at GA 2018

Seven international guests were introduced during the General Session at the 2018 Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly. Check out the video!

  • Systemic Poverty Of Fast Fashion

    Noorjahan Aktar, Lenna Georgiadis

    From UUA International
    Read about fast-fashion and “Civil Society's Role in Breaking Down the Systemic Poverty of Fast-Fashion” in the UU@UN’s blog.
  • Webinar Asks Are We Imperial Faith

    Rob Kipp

    From UUA International
    Watch the recordings and peruse the materials of the International U/U Joint Working Group's recent webinar series, which asked "Are We An Imperial Faith?"
  • Power at the UN

    Bruce Knotts

    From UUA International
    In its 75 years, the United Nations has seen slow but significant shifts in how power is exercised by Member States and civil society within its systems.

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