International Guests in AttendanceRev. Erika Demeter Transylvania, Romania Rev. Erika Demeter is minister in Erdőszentgyörgy, Transylvania. Together with her husband, Rev. Levente Lázár, they serve five congregations. Rev. Steve Dick International Council of Unitarians and Universalists - England Rev. Dick is the Executive Secretary of the ICUU and serves as a congregational minister and District Executive in England. Jennifer Dickson Canadian Unitarian Council - Canada Ms. Dickson is the Executive Director of the Canadian Unitarian Council, headquartered in Toronto. Eric Hausman Deutsche Unitarier - Germany Mr. Hausman served the congregations of Deutsche Unitarier throughout Germany for the last year. Tina Huesing European Unitarian Universalists Ms. Huesing is the current President of the European Unitarian Universalists (EUU); the EUU is a founding member of the ICUU. Rev. Mark Kiyimba UU Church of Uganda Rev. Kiyimba is the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Uganda and founder of the New Life School and Orphanage for HIV/AIDS-affected orphans. Rev. Levente Lazar Transylvania, Romania Rev. Lazar is spent the 2010-11 academic year in Berkeley, CA, as the Balázs Scholar at Starr King School for the Ministry. Rev. Kosho Niwano Rissho Kosei-kai - Japan Rev. Niwano is the President-Designate of the six-million member Rissho Kosei-kai, a Buddhist religious organization headquartered in Japan. Rev. Derrick Pariat Unitarian Union of North East India - Khasi Hills, India Rev. Pariat is the President of the Unitarian Union of North East India, located in the Khasi Hills. He and his wife Dani recently visited with partner churches throughout the U.S. Dani Pyrbot Unitarian Union of North East India - Khasi Hills, India Ms. Pyrbot is the wife of Rev. Pariat and is currently working on a PhD on the international aspects of Unitarianism. Rev. Petr Samojsky Prague Unitarian Congregation - Czech Republic Rev. Samojsky is the minister of Prague Unitarian Congregation, in the Czech Republic. Rev. David Usher General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches - England Rev. Usher is the Unitarian London District Minister for the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches.
Introduction at PlenaryInternational guests were warmly welcomed at plenary on Saturday June 25th, during the morning’s first session. From left to right: Rev. Steve Dick (International Council of Unitarians and Universalists), Tina Huesing (European Unitarian Universalists), Rev. David Usher (England), Rev. Eric Hausman (Germany), Rev. Mark Kiyimba (Uganda), Rev. Erika Demeter (Transylvania), Rev. Levente Lazar (Transylvania), Jennifer Dickson (Canadian Unitarian Council), Rev. Petr Samojsky (Czech Republic), Dani Pyrbot (Khasi Hills, India), and Rev. Derrick Pariat (Unitarian Union of North East India) Video of the introduction is available online (slide the time bar over to the 8 minute mark) along with a transcript of the proceedings.
International UU VillageLocated in the exhibit hall at booth #612, the International Village was comprised of the following international UU organizations:
- IARF - International Association of Religious Freedom
- IALRW - International Association for Liberal Religious Women
- ICUU - International Council of Unitarians and Universalists
- ICUUW - International Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Women
- PHH - Project Harvest Hope
- UU-UNO – UU United Nations Office
- UUA International Resources Office
- UUGAC - UU Global AIDS Coalition
- UUPCC - UU Partner Church Council