United Nations Sunday

Three people joining a social justice demonstration, with the words "Demilitarization and Abolition, Resist Policing and Empire."

2023 Spring Seminar

What is UN Sunday?

United Nations Sunday celebrates the work of the United Nations and your Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations (UU@UN). Each year we encourage congregations to have a service and/or event to celebrate! We create a collection of UN Sunday Resources (check out the 2021 resources below) which highlight our suggested theme and provide readings, an RE curriculum, planning timeline and checklist, order of service (including hymns), and more. Our UN Sunday theme is based on the April Intergenerational Spring Seminar topic. The 2023 theme is Demilitarization & Abolition: Resist Policing and Empire.

United Nations Day is October 24, the date the UN Charter was signed in 1945. Many congregations have their UN Sunday service near that date. Other significant days you could consider: International Day for Tolerance on November 16, Human Rights Day on December 10, World Day of Social Justice on February 20, Earth Day on April 22, or any day that works for your congregation.

UN Sunday Resource Packet

United Nations Sunday resources for 2023 are available now!

"Demilitarization & Abolition: Resist Policing and Empire" (Google Doc)

Additional Resources

Prior Years' UN Sunday Packets