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Find Yourself in the Global U/U 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.

Struggling for human rights alongside those that demand it, influencing governmental policy in the name of justice, passionately promoting a message of interfaith peace and solidarity, and building faithful worshipping communities—each of us has a part, and a stake, in the story we share.

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  • “Using Art as Advocacy” was a webinar hosted on February 17, 2022 by the UU@UN (Unitarian Universalist Association’s office at the United Nations). This event showed how art can be used to build community and inspire change in chaotic times. Art can result in profound social change when used...
    By Rose Singleton | February 23, 2022 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • If you are someone like me who reads and thinks about human rights and climate change all the time, then attending the UU Spring Seminar event this year might be something that you would thoroughly enjoy....
    By Halley Mistry | February 11, 2022 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Opportunities
  • The United Nations Headquarters in New York City had hoped to begin 2022 by opening its doors and welcoming the world back home. However, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has disrupted UN plans as it has everyone else’s.
    By Bruce Knotts | January 25, 2022 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • On December 15, 2021 the Unitarian Universalist Association’s office at the United Nations (UU@UN) hosted an event on “Human Rights and Policing Through a Global Lens.” This event was created to educate people on current global policing policies and how those policies affect those in...
    By Rose Singleton, Brooklyn Darling | January 11, 2022 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Peace & Conflict
  • December 18 is International Migrants Day, an occasion to recognize and mobilize around protecting migrants’ fundamental human rights. In the face of climate chaos, we must advance just, compassionate policies.
    By Bruce Knotts | December 17, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Opportunities, International Peace & Conflict
  • In honor of Human Rights Day, UU@UN Director reflects on the human rights priorities of the UUA Office at the UN, expressing gratitude for the generosity of supporters which sustains the office’s work.
    By Bruce Knotts | December 10, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice
  • We are excited to share an update about the UUA Office at the UN’s upcoming Intergenerational Spring Seminar, “Displacement and Human Rights: All In for Climate Justice.” Programming for the 2022 Intergenerational Seminar will be offered fully online, April 22 – May 1, 2022. The online...
    By UUA International Resources: UU Office at the United Nations | December 7, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Opportunities, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • In honor of those whose land and lives have been stolen, the UUA holds space to reflect on the atrocities of colonization, and affirms our solidarity with those who continue to fight for Indigenous sovereignty. We honor the missing and murdered Indigenous women and children. We uplift Indigenous...
    By Amanda Newlove | November 24, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Was COP26 a success? Or a failure? I believe it’s most accurate, if unsatisfying, to answer “both” – and “neither.” Each year since the Convention was adopted in 1994, the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has convened a Conference of Parties (COP),...
    By Bruce Knotts | November 23, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: Climate Change, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Hello to the UUA Community! I am Pierre Candelon, and here at COP26 I co-coordinate a network of stakeholders (practitioners, activists, decision-makers, academics) called the Loss and Damage Collaboration.
    November 12, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Engagement & Building Peace
  • As a child, I could not tell that day by day, I was growing. Instead, my father marked my height every year so we could see how much I had grown. October 24, 2021 is the 76th birthday of the United Nations. The UN Charter was signed in 1945 by the representatives of 51 nations. (All those...
    By Bruce Knotts | October 25, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Beginning in 1993, the UU Partner Church Council (UUPCC) helped establish nearly 200 partnerships between North American congregations and congregations & organizations in Romania, Hungary, India, Philippines, England & Wales, Burundi, Czech Republic, Kenya, and Uganda.Global partners experienced...
    October 19, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Introduction The visual that circulated in September 2021 of U.S. Border patrolmen chasing Haitian asylum seekers on horseback made many who saw it think of the slave patrols that roamed the Southern U.S. states before emancipation....
    By Halley Mistry, Rose Singleton | October 18, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Peace & Conflict
  • This post was originally sent out on September 24 via a monthly email message from Director Bruce Knotts of the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations. Subscribe to the UU@UN email list....
    By Bruce Knotts | September 28, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • India is now emerging from Covid’s devastating second wave. After months of frantic searches for oxygen and overflowing hospitals, infections are declining. But the trauma of so much loss still cuts deep. Every family was touched in some way by the crisis. As we learn more of what happened on the...
    By UUA International Resources: UU Holdeen India Program | September 23, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice
  • In a few days, the UN will convene people virtually from around the world for a Food Systems Summit aimed at transforming food systems globally to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, the UN set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...
    By Allison Hess | September 22, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Opportunities, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • This post was originally sent out on August 23 via a monthly email message from Director Bruce Knotts of the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations. Subscribe to the UU@UN email list. I’m a cancer survivor. Those who know about cancer know that early detection and action...
    By Bruce Knotts | August 23, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice
  • Human-made climate change has contributed to global displacement of tens of millions. An international approach, prioritizing human life over political and corporate power, is the only effective solution.
    By Andrew Mickle | August 12, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • This post was originally sent out on July 23 via a monthly email message from Director Bruce Knotts of the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations. Subscribe to the UU@UN email list. We are faced with what looks like a dilemma but isn’t really. Calls to defund and...
    By Bruce Knotts | July 27, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Peace & Conflict
  • Introduction In September of 1990, the Eighth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders adopted the Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials....
    By Andrew Mickle | July 15, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Peace & Conflict